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MacBowtie
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Hi,

I haven't purchased my enclosure yet, but will probably go for the Razer Core X. Currently running Mac OS Mojave on a 2018 MacMini. My main use will be color grading in DaVinci Resolve, and maybe some stills rendering in Cinema 4d (Arnold Render). I'm aware that Mac OS more or less ties me into AMD, and that NVIDIA would be the better option.

I've read some mixed reviews about Blackmagicdesign's eGPU (whihc runs an AMD 580), hence my question:
What would be the next best option above the AMD580?

I'm on a bit of a budget and don't want to invest into a high-end card quite yet. An 8gb AMD580 would be around £160. The RX5700 would be £340. Is there something between those two cards in terms of price and performance?

Many thanks for your help!

2018 MacMini i7 / Mac OS Mojave / 4k iiyama screen


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Mini i5
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@macbowtie

The plan is for the upcoming RX 5600 XT model to fill that role.

Wait - do you work for AMD?! 😅

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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 10.15.3 Catalina / LG 27" 4K display


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MacBowtie
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I wish... but no, not working for AMD 🙂

I did a quick search for the RX 5600 – sounds good, and definitely an option. I'm not in a rush, so anytime this month would be fine for me. Thanks for the tip!

2018 MacMini i7 / Mac OS Mojave / 4k iiyama screen


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