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(@brandonlolz)
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Hello, 

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro 13 inch currently on 10.14 and might upgrade to 10.15 and looking to purchase either a Razer X or Chroma.

Instead of using dongles to plug in my mouse/keyboard, does the Chroma allow you to plug in the mouse/keyboard into the eGPU USB slots and sync up with the laptop or are those ports used for other things and that I would still need to use the dongles. Only reason I would get the chroma version is to plug them directly to the eGPU. 

Also im looking to purchase the 5700XT after seeing many youtube videos on it, but doing a search on the Razer website its not listed as a supported model for the Mac and talking to the live chat they also told me it is not supported. Could someone explain why this is?

 

And last question im thinking of getting the follow eGPU listed below. Any comments on it/ XFX brand?

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/xfx-thicc-iii-ultra-amd-radeon-rx-5700-xt-8gb-gddr6-pci-express-4-0-graphics-card-black/6391343.p?skuId=6391343&ref=212&loc=1&ref=212&loc=1&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQjwmdzzBRC7ARIsANdqRRkLFhSnUenfdL-0U3Gq7SgPVHY6Mj7ALNCJO5UGA99YZZBVshZ8_JIaAqD4EALw_wcB

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Mini i5
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@brandonlolz

I recommend the Powercolor Gaming Station (USB and Network ports are included) and a Powercolor AXRX 5700 XT 8GBD6-3DH card.

The 5700 XT requires Catalina 10.15.1 or later. 

I would pass on the Core X and the XFX card.

 

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.4 Catalina / Windows 1809 / LG 27" 4K display


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(@brandonlolz)
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so if I plug in the 5700 XT on Mojave, does it just not run as well as being on Catalina or does it not work at all?

and any reasoning why the XFX isn't recommended?

 

 

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