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Master Geek

#270536 14-May-2020 06:37
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Working perfectly, includes original power and 0.5m thunderbolt 3 cable.

Will consider splitting them for good offers. $950 Together

Pickup is near Victoria Park in City Centre


Selling to fund a Blackmagic eGPU that I can directly plug my LG 5K ultrafine display into using Thunderbolt 3


I biffed the packaging sorry - have e-receipt for the Razer Core X Chroma from PBTech and only a few weeks old. Graphics card is older, no receipt sorry! 




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Ultimate Geek

  #2483832 14-May-2020 15:03
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sorry side question buy why the Blackmagic eGPU. Im looking at eGPU again (still sometime before I buy something) but interested in your thoughts?

Balm its gone!

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Master Geek

  #2483971 14-May-2020 19:33
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(This has sold now)


It's entirely about the Blackmagic having a second thunderbolt port to drive the 5K Ultrafine display - this screen ONLY supports  thunderbolt 3 input (to drive it at 5k 60hz) so I can't connect the screen directly to this set up of eGPU. eGPU is either only used for compute (85% of my use case to be fair) or has to pass the output back over thunderbolt to the mac which then outputs it over another thunderbolt port to the screen for games and whatnot.


For any other (Displayport) screen you can just plug the screen into a eGPU like this.


This is to simply allow me to offload all graphics processing to the eGPU, including the OS interface.




Currently I'm stuck using it like this, where the mac is passing stuff back and forth:




Everyone else can run it like this also, or as below where the eGPU just puts stuff straight out to the screen:




The Blackmagic eGPU, having thunderbolt output allows for the same with the LG 5K screen:



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