Apple Lists Recommended eGPUs for Use With macOS High Sierra

Apple Lists Recommended eGPUs for Use With macOS High Sierra

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Apple has posted a new support document listing recommended eGPUs for use with macOS High Sierra. The operating system gained support for external graphics processors with the release of 10.13.4 yesterday.

Your Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 can access additional graphics performance by connecting to an external graphics processor (also known as an eGPU). An eGPU can give your Mac additional graphics performance for professional applications, 3D gaming, VR content creation, and more.

With eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4, you can:
● Accelerate applications that use Metal, OpenGL, and OpenCL
● Connect additional external monitors and displays
● Use virtual reality headsets plugged into the eGPU
● Charge your MacBook Pro while using the eGPU
● Use an eGPU with your MacBook Pro while its built-in display is closed
● Connect an eGPU while a user is logged in
● Connect more than one eGPU using the multiple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports on your Mac2
● Use the menu bar item to safely disconnect the eGPU
● View the activity levels of built-in and external GPUs. Open Activity Monitor, then choose Window > GPU History.

Here are some of the supported eGPU configurations...

AMD Radeon RX 570, RX 580, and Radeon Pro WX 7100 graphics cards
These graphics cards are based on the AMD Polaris architecture. Recommended graphics cards include the Sapphire Pulse series and the AMD WX series.

Recommended Thunderbolt 3 chassis for these graphics cards:
○ OWC Mercury Helios FX3
○ PowerColor Devil Box
○ Sapphire Gear Box
○ Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 350W
○ Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 550W3
○ Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 650W3

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
These graphics cards are based on the AMD Vega 56 architecture. Recommended graphics cards include the Sapphire Vega 56 and XFX Vega 56.

Recommended Thunderbolt 3 chassis for these graphics cards:
○ OWC Mercury Helios FX3
○ PowerColor Devil Box
○ Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 550W3
○ Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 650W3

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, Vega Frontier Edition Air, Radeon Pro WX 9100
These graphics cards are based on the AMD Vega 64 architecture. Recommended graphics cards include the Sapphire Vega 64, XFX Vega 64, AMD Frontier Edition air-cooled, and AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100.

Recommended Thunderbolt 3 chassis for these graphics cards:
○ Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 650W3

Thunderbolt 3 all-in-one eGPU products
These products contain a powerful built-in GPU and supply sufficient power to charge your MacBook Pro.

Recommended Thunderbolt 3 all-in-one eGPU:
○ Sonnet Radeon RX 570 eGFX Breakaway Puck

More details in the full support document linked below...

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Apple Lists Recommended eGPUs for Use With macOS High Sierra

asd - March 30, 2018 at 7:55pm
Nvidia better than amd, since amd is cheaper right apple!!
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