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I have a iMac Pro with Vega 64... will this work with gaming in bootcamp - I hav...
 

I have a iMac Pro with Vega 64... will this work with gaming in bootcamp - I haven't seen any builds like this.  

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(@nick_easton)
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Has anyone ran the following setup? I will be using it for gaming on bootcamp and am hoping to get better performance than the pro vega 64. I searched builds on this site and it didn't appear anyone has tried this yet.

 

OWC Mercury Helios FX 650 w/ GeForce RTX 2080 Ti VENTUS 11G OC

 

Will this allow me to plug in an external monitor to get higher refresh rates (higher than 60hz) than the 5k display can do? 

Instead of buying a totally tricked out second computer I am looking to give myself more options with my iMac Pro. It has 1tb, 64gb ram, 10-core vega 64.

I will only be using then egpu setup for gaming. 

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(@chairokun)
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I have a different e-gpu setup (You can have a look at my setup here http://luxmark.info/node/6673)

The setup was pretty straight forward. All you need are the latest drivers from https://www.bootcampdrivers.com/ (Follow the readme's instructions and should boot work fine.)

Earlier in the year I had some issues with NVIDIA optix/RTX/cuda's stability/not working/unavailable within apps while using an e-gpu, so I opted to just stick with running 2 radeon VIIs on windows vs the 2080ti.

I don't game on it but if I got time this weekend (if not busy with work) I can test, if there is a particular test you are looking for ?

I don't have a high refresh monitor, so anything but that.

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(@nick_easton)
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@chairokun

That would be excellent and I really appreciate it! I play Apex Legends which I sit pretty at 60fps @ 2560x1440. I used bootcampdrivers.com and installed the drivers so I could play the new COD modern warfare but I see I cannot maintain 40+ fps at 2560x1440. 

I bought this mac with the idea so use the Mac OS for all of my work flows and use bootcamp for gaming but I am considering buying a second high refresh rate monitor + highend EGPU setup instead of buying a whole second computer. 

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(@martin_poon)
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Posted by: @chairokun

I have a different e-gpu setup (You can have a look at my setup here http://luxmark.info/node/6673)

The setup was pretty straight forward. All you need are the latest drivers from https://www.bootcampdrivers.com/ (Follow the readme's instructions and should boot work fine.)

Earlier in the year I had some issues with NVIDIA optix/RTX/cuda's stability/not working/unavailable within apps while using an e-gpu, so I opted to just stick with running 2 radeon VIIs on windows vs the 2080ti.

I don't game on it but if I got time this weekend (if not busy with work) I can test, if there is a particular test you are looking for ?

I don't have a high refresh monitor, so anything but that.

Is there much performance loss on gaming if using iMac Pro's 5k display over an external monitor ?

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