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Sneaky Snake

Member Since 28 Jul 2007
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In Topic: This forum have too many grumpy old guys

18 June 2019 - 07:45 AM


In Topic: Mac Upgrade path for a gamer?

13 June 2019 - 10:33 PM

You can get Vega 64's for cheap these days if you look for a sale. For example here in Canada the Vega 64 Nitro+ (best version of the Vega 64) is on sale for $500 CAD ($375 USD) which isn't much more then what the Vega 56's are selling for (Maybe like 15% more then blower model Vega 56 cards)

In Topic: Upgrading MacBook Air (2015) SSD drive?

12 June 2019 - 09:15 PM

The only "issue" with the OWC drives is the read/write speeds aren't nearly as good as the Apple drive, but they are still SSD speed and you probably will never notice the difference in real world use.

Actually the speeds are very good (1500 MB/s read and write). Definitely go with the OWC upgrade. The older ones they used to sell were more close to SATA SSD speed

In Topic: The new Mac Pro has wheels…

05 June 2019 - 06:35 PM

Ya I agree on the eGPU setup. It is a great option for many people - especially if you already own a computer with thunderbolt.

I think they just haven't quite hit their stride yet in order to be considered a 'real' option by most people. As they get more popular and cheaper we are going to see them become much more popular and more common place for the Mac Mini, NUCs, ultrabooks, etc. I do believe that no one really wants a desktop, but current laptops and eGPUs are either too expensive or too much of a performance hit for many people so they stick with a desktop for now.

I think with thunderbolt 4 assumingly doubling the bandwidth again we are really going to see them shine as TB3 (along with bad thunderbolt controllers in many laptops) is still a bottleneck for higher end GPUs.

Replacing my gaming desktop with an eGPU and then just plugging a single cable into my laptop when I come home from work to connect my GPU, displays, keyboard/mouse, storage is definitely superior to running 2 systems.

In Topic: The new Mac Pro has wheels…

04 June 2019 - 07:52 AM

I noticed in the screenshots on Apple's website you can see two internal sata ports, so that gives me hope that there is room for at least 2x 3.5" drives in there.

Would be really nice to put some 14TB spinners in there in RAID1 for the option of having tons of storage local to the machine without the need for a NAS/fileserver.