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Luke Xavier Bell-Booth
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Hi eGPU people!

Thanks for all the great info on this forum!  Only way I could get an Octane render setup on my Mac - appreciate it.

--- My original setup was 2018  iMac  with High Sierra,  GTX 1070  with the  Razer Core X .  This setup worked great (with small stability issues but could live with it).

But after OTOY brought out Octane X with support for Metal this year - I recently purchased a  Radeon vii  as it had a pretty high Octane Benchmark score of 206 (for AMD cards).  I was hoping to get a good punch of extra gpu power from the  Radeon vii  and not have a hackintosh setup to run the Nvidia card on my mac.

It started off great with the vii running fine straight off the bat.  Even after running the purge wrangler, the results came back that I did not have to update drivers etc.  BUT after using the vii in Cinema4D and rendering with Octane - I was getting the same results / render times as the  GTX 1070 .  Maybe even a little worse.

So my question is!!! - The vii is supposed to be 50-60% faster than the  GTX1070 .   Can anyone help with what might be the issue?  

Would love to try overclocking it but can't find software to do this on mac.  I might have to jump back to Nvidia - side question - What would be the fastest Nvidia card I could use with MacOS?

Thanks in advance!

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Mini i5
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@luke_xavier_bell-booth

A GTX 1080ti - if you can find one for sale, and you just want to run it back on High Sierra. 

But waiting a couple months for Big Sur, AMD’s RX 6900, and for OTOY  to finish beta testing Octane X is the way to go moving forward. 

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX 5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina / Windows 2004 😏 / Dual LG 27" 4K displays


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Luke Xavier Bell-Booth
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@mini-i5

True - Might be better to hold out for sure.  Fingers crossed Big Navi comes through.

Thanks. 

 

 

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Mini i5
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NP, sorry to hear the C4D plug-in isn’t performing well with the Radeon VII as of yet. 

I ran the first beta of the Octane X Blender plug-in and was happy with the rendering speed on my 5700 XT

Too many crashes on the beta version though.

I’m not even going to test out the Maya plug-in until OTOY completes a version ready for the general public. 

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX 5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina / Windows 2004 😏 / Dual LG 27" 4K displays


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