iMac 5K + eGPU: Application Improvements in macOS (AMD Radeon 575 Pro + AMD RX 580)
I was wondering whether an external graphics card is worth it / whether certain applications are intelligent enough to load balance between internal graphics and external graphics (on an iMac with already-capable internals).
I couldn't find an answer so I did some benchmarks.
Final Cut Pro [Stabilization Test]: 11% speed up
It doesn't work that way, macOS doesn't load balance anything. It's up to the app to send part of the work to each gpu.
Pending: Add my system information and expected eGPU configuration to my signature to give context to my posts
Ah apologies, you’re right, meant to say “an app that I tested with in MacOS, an app specifically called ‘Final Cut Pro’ “. Thanks for the correction