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brotherjacob
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Hello,
unfortunately i do not know anything about hardware, but i need an eGPU purchase recommendation.

The following initial situation:
I work on a Macbook Pro (Mid 2015), which only has Thunderbolt 2 connectors. I want to use the Octane renderer in Cinema 4D, which only runs on Nvidia / Windows. Therefore I have already installed Windows via bootcamp and am now looking for an eGPU, preferably a ready made box with an Nvidia card already installed. This must run on my Windows Macbook Pro and be well designed for Octane renderings.

My budget is between 600-1100$.

Do you have a recommendation? It doesn't have to be a cutting-edge eGPU, because I can't use Thunderbolt 2 to its full potential anyway.

I thank you in advance.

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brotherjacob
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Ok, after studiying the builds-forum, i think i will go with the Razer Core X and NVIDIA GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G (the Nvidia variants are confusing me absolutly).

What do you think?

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Mini i5
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@brotherjacob

I would spend more on the card and less on the enclosure. I’d go with an RTX 2060 Super paired with a PowerColor Gaming Station

Btw, next week OTOY will announce their beta version of Octane X renderer for Mac OS. 

 

2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX Vega 56 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 650) + macOS 11.1 & Win10 [build link]  

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brotherjacob
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Posted by: @mini-i5

@brotherjacob

I would spend more on the card and less on the enclosure. I’d go with an RTX 2060 Super paired with a PowerColor Gaming Station

Btw, next week OTOY will announce their beta version of Octane X renderer for Mac OS. 

 

thanks for the tipp with the rtx 2060. will check it.

octane beta for mac os? sure? but it is only beta, isn't it?

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Mini i5
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@brotherjacob

Yes, Apple has had a developer team working with OTOY this past year.

That’s why Octane X (pre-release versions) already run on Apple Silicon (iPad, and even iPhone) as well as Intel. 

 

2018 Mac Mini [8th,6C,B] + RX Vega 56 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 650) + macOS 11.1 & Win10 [build link]  

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