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Oliver Peters
Re: Thanks Apple!
on May 16, 2019 at 7:40:19 pm

[Shane Ross] "I thought that the iMac and iMac Pro were both WELL SUITED for FCP-X...and that an eGPU would help with FCP-X users that want to finish in Resolve..

The iMac and iMac Pro actually work well with Premiere, MC, and Resolve - not just FCPX. The eGPU doesn't necessarily help much with a higher-powered machine, unless you have a lesser internal GPU than what's in the eGPU.

That's changed a bit since Mojave was introduced, because Apple straightened out how you tap into the eGPU at the OS level. That's something Adobe has taken advantage of between the time the eGPU and the eGPU Pro were released. Premiere Pro works MUCH better with eGPUs now than when they were first introduced. Typically, though, it's an either-or situation and not a combination of both GPUs. So what tends to happen when you pick eGPU as the preference, is it does the heavy lifting and the internal GPU loafs.

But remember, using an eGPU isn't simply about performance. It also has to do with taking the load off of the internal GPU when you want to run a number of high-res displays or use stereo 3D devices. An eGPU is a great add-on if you work with a Mac mini or a 13" MBP. It's less of an advantage with full-loaded iMac or iMac Pro.

- Oliver

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