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#1 ikir

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:36 AM

Hi guys! My new eGPU it is in testing, but the results are promising

Your can read it here:
https://egpu.io/foru...gress/#post-289

Radeon Nitro+ RX 480 is a great card, silent and fast (cheap too)

Ps: correct typo in title please!

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:25 PM

View Postikir, on 08 January 2017 - 09:36 AM, said:

Ps: correct typo in title please!
Done.

Out of curiosity: I guess it's still not possible to use an eGPU under macOS without an external display?

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:18 PM

Hi not yet with OpenGL

Anyway Metal and OpenCL application/games can be accelerated without a need of an external display.
I will try soon with Mad Max, Deus Ex and FireWatch thanks to Metal!
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Posted 08 January 2017 - 04:14 PM

View Postikir, on 08 January 2017 - 03:18 PM, said:

I will try soon with Mad Max, Deus Ex and FireWatch thanks to Metal!
Mad Max doesn't use Metal, and as far as I know, neither does Firewatch (yet – the patch is still not out).

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 05:13 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 08 January 2017 - 04:14 PM, said:

Mad Max doesn't use Metal, and as far as I know, neither does Firewatch (yet – the patch is still not out).

They never even patched Firewatch to fix the black screen nvidia bug. Game was decent but Campo Santo and Panic are on my support popsnizzle list.
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:55 AM

How tricky was it getting the eGPU recognized by OS X?

It looks like TB2 is still pretty powerful as well, going by this video. Less performance than TB3 obviously, but still a massive graphics performance jump.
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:09 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 09 January 2017 - 09:55 AM, said:

How tricky was it getting the eGPU recognized by OS X?

It looks like TB2 is still pretty powerful as well, going by this video. Less performance than TB3 obviously, but still a massive graphics performance jump.

It is still a work in progress. Thanks for goalque/FricoRico automate-eGPU script is quite easy

There are still limits (standby, no hotplug) issue with apps like FinalCut but things will get smoother imho
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:50 PM

Heh i think my only comment or "complaint" (complaint is too strong a word, really) is that in the original thread, you say that nVidia cards would draw too much power....

All of them except the 1080 are lower TDP than the RX 480.  =P  

Even the 1080 is only 20W higher.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:55 PM

Yes you're right. Anyway one single 8-pin power is very handy. The card is completely silent when doing light computing, and also under heavy load the fans are doing little noise. Tomorrow I will pubblic more benchmark on eGPU.io
Geekbench and OpenCL for example!

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