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bushwacked
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trying to do my homework, however still a little confused on monitor choices etc ... 

I am wanting to get: https://www.amazon.com/LG-34WN750-B-34-21-UltraWide/dp/B08BCR1SJS/

It has: 1 DP and 2 HDMI

Would I have any issues with eGPU's using this monitor/connections? IF so, what type of connections do the monitors need to have to make it all work?

2012 iMac - 2.9 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 - 240GB Kingston SSD - 20GB Ram - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 512 MB
** In the works ** 2020 Mac Mini - 3.0GHz 6‑core 8th-Gen i5 - 32GB Ram - Razer Core X + RX 5700XT
Monitor: LG 34WN80C-B 34 inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide WQHD IPS **


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Robert Valentin Chirita
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I'm asking this because it has thunderbolt 2, all I can find browsing around on the internet is 3 used Thunderbolt 3 eGPUs around me, does those work? Well I don't know if they do.

I live in Romania and I can't find any thunderbolt 2 enclosure on the internet except craigslist which isn't an option. Ran out of stock everywhere!

Now I'm asking, is it possible to make a DIY eGPU enclosure for an AMD card myself that can be paired with the MacBook Pro 15" 2015's Thunderbolt 2? If it's possible, what do I need for it?

 

ALSO:

Can I somehow use a thunderbolt 3 eGPU and convert it to thunderbolt 2 or make it work for this MacBook model?

 

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Parsa Tehrani
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Hey all!

Glad to be part of this community I was recommend by a brave commenter on the Mac gaming Reddit page.

I am planning to use the egpu with the MacBook Pro 16 2019 ONLY in windows bootcamp. Planning to get an nvidia gpu too. Here are my specs to help paint the picture..

-2.4GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz
- AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6 memory
-16GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
-Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

So from what i have gathered I need to purchase two things..

1-an enclosure that’s thunderbolt 3 compatibility and is great with macs.
2-obviously the gpu.

I am saving up for the 3000 series of nvidia.

I plan to play on my laptops monitor screen, if that is a bad idea could someone please explain as to why?

Should I also invent in a fan for the gpu? I am completely new to this so apologies in advanced!

 

I have read the guides that the community has recommended, I just want to make sure that I also gather the community’s voice too!

Help me please build a checklist..

Kind regards to you all,

Pers

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Alejandro Echeverria
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Hi guys, 

Just received my Razer X Core and Sapphire's 5600XT Pulse today. 

Just wanted to check if anyone out there has a similar set up with the 5600 as Razer does not list it in the supported cards list. 

My rig: 

  • Dell Inspiron 14 7490
  • CPU: i7-10510U @ 1.80GHz 2.30 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM 
  • Latest Thunderbolt 3 - 4 lanes
  • Will be running on Windows 10 

So far I followed: 

  1. Setup 5600xt in Razer X Core 
  2. Plug to my computer 
  3. Nothing happend 
  4. Rebooted 
  5. Nothing happened
  6. AMD Drivers not recognising any card 

Any ideas??

Thanks!

Alex

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2019 14" Dell Inspiron 14 7490 [10th,4C,U] + RX 5600 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 2004 [build link]  

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Emiliano Guerra
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MacBook Pro (Retina,15-inch, Mid2015) 

macOS Catalina 10.15.7

cpu: Quad-Core Intel Core i7 2.2 GHz

Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

iGPU Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB

I’m looking to buy

eGPU:Mantiz MZ-03 Saturn Pro EGPU ( V2 )

Graphics Card:ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT Taichi X OC+

Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2.0 m)

Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

Estimated Total: $860

Is it worth it?

i know this is way to overkill but keep in mind i will be upgrading this old macbook pro with a newer one that has tb3 but for now i’d like to use mainly for Rendering FCPX, Apple Motion5, Photoshop, and some casual gaming on Parallels Desktop, do you think it’s posible? 

 

 

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Mark Marin
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My experience is different from what is posted.

The latest Windows 10 update got rid of my Error 12 with my eGPU.

I had tried a clean install of Windows 10 18362.295. I had tried several scripts posted here. I had tried disabling some devices in Device Manager. I had tried disabling the dGPU and using the startup utility listed here to enable the iGPU instead. Nothing worked and after 3-4 months I just gave up and let Windows 10 upgrade at will for security patches, etc..

1-2 weeks ago after a Windows 10 update I got a message that the AMD graphics card had been enabled. Everything now works!

The only non-standard thing required is using the https://www.bootcampdrivers.com AMD drivers (Windows would not install the standard AMD drivers (no graphics card found)).

Both eGPU Radeon RX 5700 XT and dGPU Radeon Pro Vega 20 are active. I am not using any startup scrips or utilities. I am letting Windows select which graphics card to use for which program (I tried overruling it for games but it did not seem to make any performance difference).

I can post my benchmarks if desired.

 

MacBookPro15,3, Razer Core X, PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 5700 XT

2019 15" MacBook Pro, Razer Core X Chroma, PowerColor Red Devil Radeon 5700 XT


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Юрий Никитин
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Hi

Forgive me for raising an old topic, but do you think it makes sense now to build a powerful PC for calculations? Or is it better to use a cloud GPU service like AWS or puzl.ee/gpu-cloud? I am new to ML and Data Science and I sometimes need a powerful GPU. I think to buy 2070 \ 2080, wait 3080 or use an inexpensive cloud service

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Mark Marin
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@nikitinyuri89, I suppose it would matter what kind of data you were using. If graphical data likely much faster to have a fast graphics card and see it in realtime. If information such as crunching numbers it would depend on what it cost for cloud computing vs doing it on your own hardware.

 

2019 15" MacBook Pro, Razer Core X Chroma, PowerColor Red Devil Radeon 5700 XT


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지민구
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clevo p775dm-G

i7-7700 1070m oc is in use.

I am trying to connect the Thunderbolt 3 EGPU to an external monitor at about 1080TI.

Is there any performance improvement?

The game you play is Black Desert.

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diamond HSN
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I have Macbook pro ( Retina, 13-inch early 2015 )

Version 10.15.7 . With TB2 not TB3 .

can i plug the eGPU with TB2 to TB3 adapter and it will work immediately? Please help.

 

thanks.

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