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Indigo 4 and MBP 2017, anyone?

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:27 am
by SreckoM
I am planning to purchase new MBP with Radeon 560 4GB. Did anyone used it, what is your experience? How good is 560? I am not planing to use it for final renders, just for developing scenes and materials.

Re: Indigo 4 and MBP 2017, anyone?

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:40 am
by fused
We have a benchmark result for a Radeon 560 on this page somewhere: https://www.indigorenderer.com/benchmar ... =singlegpu

That is a desktop card tho. In the MBP it might not run quite as fast. I didn't find any info about the clockspeed of the one used in the MBP.

Re: Indigo 4 and MBP 2017, anyone?

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:20 am
by Oscar J
I'm using a 2015 Macbook Pro with M370X - works fine with GPU rendering, but lags the OS quite a bit in heavy scenes. It's about 2-3x faster than the 2.8 ghz i7. Your GPU should be quite a bit faster still, maybe 2x. 

I have an external GPU box for my heavy duty stuff, something I can warmly recommend. macOS seems to favour AMD GPUs in general if you decide to go for something like that. 

Re: Indigo 4 and MBP 2017, anyone?

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:23 am
by SreckoM
Nice. What external GPU box you suggest? It is eGPU right?

Re: Indigo 4 and MBP 2017, anyone?

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:38 am
by Oscar J
Yeah, I built it myself a while ago from a guide here: https://egpu.io

I just have a 7970, but the new Vega GPUs should probably be great.