[Solved] AMD Navi 7nm for eGPU - Radeon RX 5700 & RX 5700 XT
FYI: Hellm creator of SoftPowerPlayTable mod released MorePowerTool (MPT) for Radeon RX 5700 [XT] exclusively to Igor's LAB.
Use at your own risk - not suitable with all settings for 24/7 use in productive systems - use an adequate cooling solution!
I'm about to dive into the world of egpu's. Reading this thread has me wondering, is there any realistic likelihood that there will be macOS support for the 5700 & XT cards in the future or is it pure speculation?
I see that it's been easy to implement for those with the 13" MacBook Pro, tipping it won't be so simple for the 15"
My preference is to get the 5700XT but this thread doesn't fill me with great promise.
People expect Navi support but I think you are right to be cautious... there are no current Macs with Navi cards, the Mac Pro that hasn't been released yet still has a previous gen RX 580 which is pretty crackers. I'd guess iMacs will be the first to get Navi GPUs, although they may be lower end than the 5700XT.
It's a tough time to jump in, I'd be inclined to wait a little longer or grab something lower end second hand to tide you over...
2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10
The best performance value GPU for Mac users atm is RX Vega 56. The drivers are well optimized and a nice card is around US$300. Navi cards will likely take another year to have drivers as good as Vega.
I try to understand everything but it's quite hard to me (I'm french and really not good in other language ^^)
If I understand the AMD 5700 aren't support by mac currently.
We don't have any date to know when it will be ok ?
I have 2 questions, if you can help me it's will be very nice.
1/ Does the RX AMD 5700 XT is compatible on Widows (by boot camp) ?
I'm graphic designer and I play video game too.
So, I want to use mac with eGPU for graphism. And Windows to play game.
2/ Does you think that it will be enought powerful if I use a Razer Core X with AMD RX 5700 XT on mac mini i7 ?
Thanks in advance for your help, and sorry if the questions have already been addressed.
Hello Naced (I'm French too),
I've just bought a Razer Core X and a RX5700XT for testing XPlane 11 with BootCamp.
I have a Mac mini mid 2018 like you and eGPU works fine with Windows 10.
But performance are not as good as I'd expected... I have 30fps max with Xplane in 1080p (I use video output from the card to display).
As my username suggests, this is my first time thinking about getting a build with an egpu, and even after looking through lots of posts on this site, I would like to ask some questions before I go and buy everything.
I am thinking of getting a 2018 mac mini with a Razer Core X and Radeon 5700xt epu. I would be connecting the display from the egpu directly, which from my understanding is the best way performance wise. I am aware that the Navi cards are not supported on macOS yet, but I am looking to get something I will not have to replace for years to come, and as such, am hesitant to go with a Vega 56/64 or an RX580. So I was wondering, is it likely that the Navi cards will be supported in Catalina come fall? And also, will this setup be likely to work in bootcamp? I read on this site that the mac mini should be easy to set up a bootcamp egpu with because of the lack of a discrete card, but will the 5700xt work on bootcamp for it?
Thanks for the help!
P.S. If this is the wrong place to post something like this, please let me know where I should go!
For Navi’s macOS driver I hope Catalina will support it.
Just came across this fairly reliable rumor article about near-future Navi iterations. Take it with a grain of salt but it seems promising.