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TOPIC: eGPU graphics card suggestion?

eGPU graphics card suggestion? 05 Mar 2019 14:23 #99159

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Hello there FCP folks. While I am new to the forum I am not new to the world of FCP editing. So the topic for today is that I'm now looking at making the jump into getting the correct eGPU to put with my 2018 iMac. Not iMac Pro but just iMac. The iMac is all decked out as I was able to get the top model before I left working for Apple.

4.2GHz Quad-Core i7
32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
Radeon Pro 580 8GB graphics card

I picked up the OWC Mercury Helios FX enclosure from OWC and got it on special because it was both an open box and the outer latch apparently was broken so when it shows up I get to figure out if I will keep it or send it back and get another one.

But now comes the big question as I see what is suggested on Apple's website through their white page of what is compatible. So now I need to make sure that when I go out looking for the cards I know that if I type in the wrong number I don't accidentally see a graphics card that is "like" the one I want but isn't exactly what I need. I hope that last part made sense. I feel like graphics cards are like PC computer makers as the specs all come out the same but there are different companies that make them and I want to go with the right company.

OK I'm done talking and will hope that I can get some help. The enclosure shows up today or tomorrow and I want to get on Amazon.com or somewhere and find the least expensive ⌥ of what the best choice is!


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