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WillyC
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Techradar and Apple Insider have reported it includes support, but I'm suspicious that they have actually confirmed this.  I couldn't see any specific references to support the claim.  

...I'm hoping though!

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itsage
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@lie Same as beta versions of 10.15.1. There are Navi drivers.

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aleigh
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On 10.15.1 I just threw a xfx rx5700xt in my core x which normally houses a 580, and it doesn't recognize. Not even a blip on the task bar. Just nothing at all. 

 

edit -- it turns out my black usb-c cable looks just like my black t3 cable. What a world we live in. Recognizes and works fine.

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jltawil
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I am Mac mini with sapphire nitro 5700 xt core x chroma and I am online w 10.15.1 it’s all good in the hood

Oh but one funny thing I can seem to crack 61fps on heaven for some reason even with v sync disabled I’m stuck at 60fps

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aleigh
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I'm seeing as high as 120fps in minecraft, external monitor. But more like 50s/60s with a shader pack at 4k which I'll take to be honest. A lot better than the 580 was. 

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Markus2801A
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Posted by: @jltawil

I am Mac mini with sapphire nitro 5700 xt core x chroma and I am online w 10.15.1 it’s all good in the hood

So maybe time has come I should also buy Razer Core X and Sapphire Nitro+ RX 5700XT Smile for use with my Mac mini 2018.

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Posted by: @markus2801a
Posted by: @jltawil

I am Mac mini with sapphire nitro 5700 xt core x chroma and I am online w 10.15.1 it’s all good in the hood

So maybe time has come I should also buy Razer Core X and Sapphire Nitro+ RX 5700XT Smile for use with my Mac mini 2018.

... you'd feel that upgrade. 

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tsakal
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@jltawil

Hi there how is the sound of the core x . is the powersupply fan loud when idle. 

Thanks in advance 

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Updated to 10.15.1 and 5700 XT is happily working. Since I don't have the Huawei VR cable yet I tested the eGPU with it connect to the Mac mini and the mini connected to the LG Ultrafine monitor. Performance in games is pretty rubbish as I expected due quite a few reasons 1) The drivers aren't optimised 2) games run better in Windows, so taking a hit in MacOS 3) not directly connecting to the monitor which I think causes the biggest performance drop. I presume in this setup the iGPU is still handling desktop animations etc?

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The standard fan on the CoreX produces pretty poor acoustics, I swapped mine immediately for a Noctua NF-S12A FLX which was straight forward. The PSU fan however has an even worse acoustic profile, so looks like that is next on the list. The other option would be to get a 2m active Thunderbolt 3 cable and put the CoreX as far away from you as possible :p 

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FringeDivision
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Hi everybody,

can anybody tell me if a RX5700 (non XT) will work on my Sonnet eGFX Box with 350W? Or ist the 550W needed?

If it would work with my Sonnet 350 I would upgrade to an 5700 as I have the white screen of death problem with my RX570 and Catalina.

 

Thanks!

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