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ruslan
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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

 

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galad
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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.

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ruslan
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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

Fixed*

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