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exam23
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Can someone please assist with some guidance on how to get FCPX to use the egpu? Everything is running fine 3D wise on the GTX980ti, but when i use FCPX, i can tell the rendering of bruceX is not using the egpu but my igpu.  Please help...

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kotlos
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I am very interested in using FCPX on a MBP 13" with an eGPU as well. 

Are you using an external monitor?

According to this site:

""DO I NEED AN EXTERNAL DISPLAY CONNECTED TO THE NODE's GPU?"

It depends on the apps you run. DaVinci Resolve, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Blender, Octane Render, and PhotoZoom all detected and allowed us to choose the GTX 980 Ti without an external display connected. When the external display was absent, apps like FCPX, Photoshop, Lightroom, Tomb Raider (and other games) ignored the GTX 980 Ti in the Node."

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exam23
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Hey, sorry for the delay.  I finally figured things out.  

FCPX really do not work well with GTX cards for various reasons.  With that said, it is a much better option to use a rx480 card when using FCPX.  I am now running a dual rx480 with my nMP.  Let me tell you, simply butter smooth and awesome!  Well worth the pain, especially when it is for video editing.

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kotlos
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But will the RX480 work with a 10.12.4 MBP 2016 and TB3? From what I see this configuration does not work anymore so it looks I am kind of stuck with the GTX cards...

Then there is this report that looks GTX can help at least with the blur effect, so in your experience, not everything is accelerated?  

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exam23
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My dual RX480 has been working VERY well with FCPX.  With editing and exporting, I mostly edit 4K videos and my experience has been very positive. I have monitored the activities for both of the rx480 during my edits and I can confirm that the both of the RX480 are providing processing power during exporting and editing.  

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kotlos
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I did some tests with the Node & Titan X on my MBP 13" tB 2016 here:

https://egpu.io/forums/pro-applications/egpu-for-video-processing-on-a-laptop-does-it-make-sense/#post-7336

While FCPX did utilize the eGPU for all the tasks one I connected an external GPU, there were some tasks like transcoding that the iGPU perform better! That points to better OpenCL support in FCPX, but unfortunately the latests macbook pros with TB3 cannot use AMD cards. While I do hope this gets fixed at some point, I am not disappointed with the performance of the Titan X and once I factor in the great performance in Resolve, I am quite happy with what I 've got... 

@exam23: Would you consider running the standard candle benchmark at 18 nodes with Davinci Resolve & your dual GPU setup on the nMP

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exam23
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kotlos, i would be happy to if I owned  Davinci Resolve, but i only use FCPX.  

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screendor
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New to this forum but trying to decide if eGPU is right for me.  Professional editor, primarily FCPX.

Re: your rx480 card and nMP...   Are you able to drive dual monitors?  What specs do you have for your nMP?  Which box did you buy?  And lastly, is there a beefier card you would recommend?

Thanks!!!

 

 

2017 iMac 5K 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7 40 GB 2400 MHz
Internal AMD 580 Pro 8GB; Akitio Node Pro + AMD Radeon VII


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