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Monitor Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56 Gaming OC 8GB temperatures
 

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Tjeu
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Hi all,  

Today I took a Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56 Gaming OC 8GB in a SONNET eGFX Breakaway Box 550 into service on a Mac Mini 2018 running macOS Mojave 10.14.2.
It's a fantastic device to speed up stitching and editing my very large (up to 5 GB until now)  spherical panoramas in PTGui and Photoshop CC 2019 but until now I couldn't notice that PanoV2r doesn't have much benefit from it.

But my question is, in Windows computers  a utility named  XTREME ENGINE is available and according to Gigabyte users can adjust clock speeds, voltage, fan performance, and LED etc. according to their own preference through this intuitive interface.  Is there any way to adjust and/or monitor such values on my Mac Mini 2018 running macOS Mojave 10.14.2?  

Thanks,

Tjeu

Six core 3,2 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac mini 2018 with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD - SONNET eGFX Breakaway Box 550 with Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56 Gaming OC 8GB - BenQ BL2711U 27" and Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" monitors


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mac_editor
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There is a way to do it but it’s ugly because all the data is in the IORegistry on macOS. You can use IORegistryExplorer to see all the data points, or use Terminal to fetch ioreg contents and parse it. The following command shows data for all discrete GPUs. You could probably find more data points. I discovered this on macrumors. 

ioreg -l | grep \"PerformanceStatistics\" | cut -d '{' -f 2 | tr '|' ',' | tr -d '}' | tr ',' '\n'|grep 'Temp\|Fan\|%\|(W)\|Hz'

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer


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mowglibook
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You can use iStat Menus to monitor.  https://bjango.com/help/istatmenus6/cpugpu/

It works well with my RX 580, I see temperature, core clock, memory clock + frame rate live; and graphs showing clock and memory usage with up to 30 days history.

Mid 2018 13" MacBook Pro: 2.7 GHz i7, 16GB DDR3, 1TB SSD, Touch Bar, 4 TB3 Ports
eGPU: Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box - Thunderbolt F1.0_H2D - Holtek F1.1 - GV-RX580IXEB-8GD F2


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Tjeu
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Thanks for your tips. I have an iStat Menus license and  now monitor the values Clement was mentioning for my Radeon RX Vega 56. I also installed IORegistryExplorer but that's to technical for me. I got totally  lost in the wealth of information and can't find temperatures or other data. I'm a bit reluctant to trie the Terminal command because I don't know what's going to happen. Does it only list all data and doesn't change anything?

Six core 3,2 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac mini 2018 with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD - SONNET eGFX Breakaway Box 550 with Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56 Gaming OC 8GB - BenQ BL2711U 27" and Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" monitors


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Tjeu
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@Eightarmedpet It's the first time I heard about this build guide so first I have to figure out what this is. And until now I must say this it all is rather overwhelming for me. So it wil take me a week or so to complete and I don't know if I wil bring the benchmarking part to a good end. So work is in progress.   😉

Six core 3,2 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac mini 2018 with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD - SONNET eGFX Breakaway Box 550 with Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56 Gaming OC 8GB - BenQ BL2711U 27" and Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" monitors


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Tjeu
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My Build Guide  is on the forum.

Six core 3,2 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac mini 2018 with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD - SONNET eGFX Breakaway Box 550 with Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56 Gaming OC 8GB - BenQ BL2711U 27" and Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24" monitors


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