Budget option for Mac mini late 2012
Completely new to this... and looking for the cheapest way to be able to work with Topaz AI software (and improve performance of other photo apps).
Would an RX550 (or 560) work equally with this Mac and what would be the cheapest compatible enclosure I could use?
And sorry to say there are no graphics cards available at retail price. Anywhere.
(Unless you can find a rare seller on Craigslist who is unaware of the worldwide GPU shortage)
And the larger Blackmagic eGPU.
Not cheap at all.
But that’s everything available at retail price here in 2021.
@mini-i5, Many thanks for the reply. I'm not sure I understand about the lack of availability at retail price. I live in Greece and see that I could get a PowerColor Radeon RX 550 4GB for €177, and if there was an enclosure that wasn't too dear, that might be within my budget. But as you say it's a bit unknown how it might fare with Topaz.
Newer enclosures are all priced around $300 USD, or above.
Thanks again for the pointers. I'll keep looking. The cheapest Sonnet box I have found so far is the 750 for €350. There might be some old stock out there somewhere hopefully!