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MrMac718
(@mrmac718)
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What eGPU will work with my 2016 15 inch MacBook Pro?

 

processor: 2.9 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7

Memory: 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3

Graphics: Radeon Pro 460  4GB Intel HD Graphics  530 1536MB

 

Is not for gaming it’s to edit 1080p and maybe some 4k videos on FCPX.

 What do I need?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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itsage
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

@mrmac718, If it's macOS non-gaming use, I'd recommend the RX 5700 XT. Take a look at our Buyer's Guide for the TB3 enclosure with at least 87W Power Delivery to charge your 2016 15-in MacBook Pro.

 

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2013 Mac Pro (FP D500 x2) [3rd,12C,E] + RX 5700 XT @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Mantiz Saturn Pro) + macOS 11 [build link]  


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Mini i5
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@mrmac718

Try a Razer Core X and RX 5700XT with your FCP workflow.

No need to spam the forum.

 

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX 5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina / Windows 2004 😏 / Dual LG 27" 4K displays


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MrMac718
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@mini-i5, I'm not sure why is posted so many times.. sorry about that

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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MrMac718
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@mini-i5, I want to add a monitor to this set up, would the Razer Core V2 be better giving me a direct connection to the eGPU via USB port? or how would that work?

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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MrMac718
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@mini-i5,

Is this one good? XFX Force Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra Graphics Card?

 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1536337-REG/xfx_force_rx_57xt8tbd8_radeon_rx_5700_xt.html

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Mini i5
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Joined: 1 year ago
 

@mrmac718

You can connect an external display via DP or HDMI cable to one of the ports on the RX 5700 XT.  

The Core X chassis includes a slot opening making the DP and HDMI ports accessible.

You don’t need a V2. 

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX 5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina / Windows 2004 😏 / Dual LG 27" 4K displays


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Mini i5
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@mrmac718

So far, the Sapphire 5700 XT models have had the fewest problems.

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX 5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina / Windows 2004 😏 / Dual LG 27" 4K displays


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MrMac718
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@mini-i5,

what's the difference between this XFX Force Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra Graphics Card and the RX 5700 XT?

 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Mini i5
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@mrmac718

It’s an overclocked model. A little faster, but some overclocked cards are sometimes less stable and reliable. 

Not worth it for you since you won’t be gaming with it. 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX 5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina / Windows 2004 😏 / Dual LG 27" 4K displays


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