Apple Silicon M1 Macs: What will this mean for eGPU users?
@eightarmedpet, quite an interesting benchmark. As they noted it's a one off test with many unknown variables on a benchmark that is originally meant for phones, but it does give a hint. If the actual testing is roughly in line with this I'd say their new graphics chops is promising.
... But can it play Crysis? /jk ;P
EDIT: I'm working on an exam assignment so don't feel I have the time to check, but where does the 1050TI stand against the 10XXG7 that is in the MacBook Pro 13"?
I asked Apple tech support and they confirmed...Apple has made the choice, as a company, to only support their own GPUs going forward on new products, no eGPU support forthcoming, based on my conversation.
No offense, but I doubt Apple Tech Support folk have the knowledge/authority to 'reveal' something which hasn't been officially released by Apple.
I'm (selfishly) hoping you are wrong as I invested in a lot of TB3 peripherals including an eGPU after my wonderful MacPro 5.1 finally bit the dust earlier this year and I was 'forced' to buy a mini.
I got shipping number and it seems my BTO Mac mini will be delivered on November 17th.
@itsage, while I'm sad about the current (permanent for ARM?) state of eGPU for these M1 quipped systems I'm excited about what it means for ordinary productivity, light content creation, and content consumption. Do you have any plans to test something specific when it arrives? Make an article for the site?
@itsage, can’t wait for your review if it. Your reviews are always the right kinda in depth for me, a few benchmarks and some talk of actual real life use case/feel.
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Metal compute scores for the Air and the Mini have appeared in Geekbench browser.
Rosetta-translated result on M1. Faster than every Mac for single core still. Obviously Geekbench should be treated with a grain of salt but it generally provides a fair footing to compare relatively, and this is looking rather good.
Rosetta-emulated result on M1. Faster than every Mac for single core still. Obviously Geekbench should be treated with a grain of salt but it generally provides a fair footing to compare relatively, and this is looking rather good.
WOW! Those Rosetta results are very very very good!