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Ironman Pablo
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Hello

I need to connect multiple monitors to my iMac Pro 2017 running Radeon Pro Vega 56 8 GB & 32 GB 2666 MHz DDR4.

I was thinking of adding an eGPU with the new AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100. Does it make sense? is there a better solution?

Thanks a lot for your help

iMac Pro 2017 running Radeon Pro Vega 56 8 GB & 32 GB 2666 MHz DDR4


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itsage
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How many external monitors are you planning? The Radeon Pro Vega 56 dGPU should have at least two spare DP. 

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Ironman Pablo
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@itsage

Thanks for your response. I need 4/5 displays aside from the iMac one.

What are my options?

iMac Pro 2017 running Radeon Pro Vega 56 8 GB & 32 GB 2666 MHz DDR4


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joevt
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@ironman_pablo WX 8200 for 4, WX 9100 for 6. There's a 5700XT with 4 DP and 2 HDMI. Anything else is older or will require you to use HDMI which is not the best for 4K60.
https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#O=4
https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#o=4,8

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Ironman Pablo
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@joevt

Thanks so much. So will it work?

I do not want to spend 2000 eUros, connect it to my iMac and waste the money!

thanks!

iMac Pro 2017 running Radeon Pro Vega 56 8 GB & 32 GB 2666 MHz DDR4


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joevt
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@ironman_pablo

You can try searching for macOS builds that use those cards.
https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/radeon-pro-wx8200/
https://egpu.io/forums/builds/late-2018-mac-mini-wx-910032gbps-tb3-mantiz-venus-thunderbolt-3-monitor-output-macos-10-14-1-itsage/
https://www.sonnettech.com/radeonpro/

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