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eGPU - We tested it with Blender!


Jamesy writes:

eGPUs can come in clutch for a quick upgrade to your VFX workstation or in our case, a macbook VFX laptop. Feeling a little down on power, and needing an upgrade, I jumped at the chance to test out how much extra performance an eGPU could offer in my most used applications. Blender being the major one I was hoping to get a big performance boost for.

The good news is, this eGPUs work pretty well, provided you understand the limitations, and they're very affordable as an alternative to building a whole new system.

If you want to know more, click the link to visit our complete write up on a whole bunch of tests I did to see what our loaned eGPU (thanks to Mwave Australia) could do!

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I'm a software engineer, I've worked on numerous technologies over the past 10 years. I started out working on full motion flight simulators and then worked with embedded systems. I now work on building an add-on to support rendering using multiple computers over internet/local networks. I started using blender in 2009 and have done small projects with it since then, however, crowd render, our network rendering add-on is by far the biggest adventure with Blender to date.

1 Comment

  1. Tests say it's not such a marvel and you may as well buy a new machine if you can afford it, or upgrade the old one if it's possible. Anyway, who wants to carry about an extra case as that's what eGPU in actual fact is.

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