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It will be unofficial if we see some sort of support. A good example is natively supported GTX 780 which outperforms GTX 980’s web driver in Valley benchmark on macOS 10.12.3:

https://egpu.io/forums/thunderbolt-enclosures/unboxing-powercolor-devil-box-thunderbolt-3-egfx-enclosure/#post-2303

   

So, if i read your information correctly, some AMD gpus should outperform 900 series nVIDIA gpus just because they have native support (R9 M380/M390/M395/M395X, Pro 450/455) ? Because I would like not to overpay for a 980 to get the same result as a RX 460. I looked for some benchmarks but I could not find any.

I found this thread by @ikir where his RX 480 (1080p 2AA score of 1837) is heavily outperformed by the GTX 980 (2463/same settings) or even by the GTX 970 (2209/same settings) - although according to GPUboss GTX 970 < RX 480 < GTX 980

I also found this thread by @itsage but sadly there is no Valley benchmark for the RX 470. But instead I found this benchmark which puts the R9 Nano (1080p 8AA score of 1630) below yje GTX 980 (2231/same settings) and the GTX 970 (1822/same settings) - although according to GPUboss GTX 970 < GTX 980 = RX Nano

So, maybe the RX series suffers from the same issues as the GTX 900 series? Not native drivers? Compared to GTX 700 native drivers?

 

How about this series: https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-R9-380-Gaming-Graphics/dp/B010BNACE4  (or any GPU from the same family) It looks like the same GPU used in the 5K iMAC right? If that is natively supported by Apple, I would switch gladly.

It will be unlikely to ever run out of GPU power on normal day usage of my setup, but always aim higher no? Grin
   

My benchmark is in 4k, i can rerun it in fullHD


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@Mehenn: I didn't mention AMD. They all perform poorly in OpenGL - the max frame rate is stuck at ~40FPS in Valley.

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@golaque: that sucks Grin I was hoping we can get more out of Apple native drivers. So by now only the GTX 970 will be the best native supported GPU (to bad I didn't found any with 2++ DP ports)

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I guess you meant to say GTX 780. It is supported natively, you can use -skip-web-driver option. Remember that we have Metal API and OpenCL as well. 

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Am I right in assuming that the GTX780Ti is also natively supported (since the 780 is)? If so, the best OS X video card that you can commonly find is a used eVGA GTX780Ti Classified Kingpin Edition. It sells for around 200$ on ebay (a bit higher on buy-it-now listings) and there seems to be a lot of them around. With its 23% overclock over the stock GTX780Ti it should rival a GTX980 for sheer horsepower, but with the better driver support it should blow it out of the water.

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Do you guys know any 780 with 2 or more DP? It also uses 250W, so bye bye Dell DA-2. I guess is to much for me to change...

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Every single GTX780 or GTX780Ti on the Techpowerup GPU Database has 1xDP, 1xHDMI, 2xDVI. So I'd have to say it simply doesn't exist.

EDIT: The same is true for the GTX Titan and GTX Titan Black, so it looks like it is simply not possible to drive two 60hz 4K displays off a Kepler-based card.

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