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« on: November 15, 2019, 02:17 »
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I was watching this youtube video "How to Make Your Mac Faster"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeVPwlbownU

He talks about adding an external eGPU for base model 13" Macbooks. How that makes the machine run a great deal faster for video editing.

I have 15" 2017 MBP with a graphics card - Radeon Pro 560 4GB, Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB. I also have 16 GB memory 2133 MHz.

Would I get any performance boost from adding an eGPU? Or would it be for naught since my machine is not a base model machine.

I'm not particularly tech savvy when it comes to tech hardware. I don't do any video editing. Though I do tons and tons of photoshop batching. Like tens of hours every week. I would like to see my photoshop batching speedup if possible. 


« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2019, 02:47 »
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Photoshop uses more CPU power than GPU.

Buy a PC. It's gonna be cheaper.

Chichikov

« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 05:55 »
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Photoshop uses more CPU power than GPU.

Buy a PC. It's gonna be cheaper.

I bought a PC (it is still in the box), but this did not make my Mac faster

« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2019, 06:31 »
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I was watching this youtube video "How to Make Your Mac Faster"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeVPwlbownU

He talks about adding an external eGPU for base model 13" Macbooks. How that makes the machine run a great deal faster for video editing.

I have 15" 2017 MBP with a graphics card - Radeon Pro 560 4GB, Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB. I also have 16 GB memory 2133 MHz.

Would I get any performance boost from adding an eGPU? Or would it be for naught since my machine is not a base model machine.

I'm not particularly tech savvy when it comes to tech hardware. I don't do any video editing. Though I do tons and tons of photoshop batching. Like tens of hours every week. I would like to see my photoshop batching speedup if possible.

eGPU is good for video but not as much for Photoshop. What chipset you using. Ideally it should be an i7 or i9 for increased speed as well as higher speed SSD drives for exporting / saving work.

My main Mac is a Mac Pro 2013 6 core but I do use a MacBook Pro 13 2018 with 8gb ram but maxed out quad core i7 cpu. That was faster on photoshop than my dual graphics card 2015 15" MBP 16gb ram. Handles 1gb composite psd files easily enough. If you are already running a hi spec i7 / i9 cpu then it's going to be a maxed out MacMini or good spec iMac.

« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2019, 10:23 »
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I was watching this youtube video "How to Make Your Mac Faster"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeVPwlbownU

He talks about adding an external eGPU for base model 13" Macbooks. How that makes the machine run a great deal faster for video editing.

I have 15" 2017 MBP with a graphics card - Radeon Pro 560 4GB, Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB. I also have 16 GB memory 2133 MHz.

Would I get any performance boost from adding an eGPU? Or would it be for naught since my machine is not a base model machine.

I'm not particularly tech savvy when it comes to tech hardware. I don't do any video editing. Though I do tons and tons of photoshop batching. Like tens of hours every week. I would like to see my photoshop batching speedup if possible.

eGPU is good for video but not as much for Photoshop. What chipset you using. Ideally it should be an i7 or i9 for increased speed as well as higher speed SSD drives for exporting / saving work.

My main Mac is a Mac Pro 2013 6 core but I do use a MacBook Pro 13 2018 with 8gb ram but maxed out quad core i7 cpu. That was faster on photoshop than my dual graphics card 2015 15" MBP 16gb ram. Handles 1gb composite psd files easily enough. If you are already running a hi spec i7 / i9 cpu then it's going to be a maxed out MacMini or good spec iMac.

These are my specs...
Hardware Overview:

  Model Name:   MacBook Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacBookPro14,3
  Processor Name:   Intel Core i7
  Processor Speed:   2.9 GHz
  Number of Processors:   1
  Total Number of Cores:   4
  L2 Cache (per Core):   256 KB
  L3 Cache:   8 MB
  Hyper-Threading Technology:   Enabled
  Memory:   16 GB

Also my main hard drive is SSD, and my external hard drive is also SSD.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2019, 10:26 by charged »

« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 10:33 »
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I was watching this youtube video "How to Make Your Mac Faster"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeVPwlbownU

He talks about adding an external eGPU for base model 13" Macbooks. How that makes the machine run a great deal faster for video editing.

I have 15" 2017 MBP with a graphics card - Radeon Pro 560 4GB, Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB. I also have 16 GB memory 2133 MHz.

Would I get any performance boost from adding an eGPU? Or would it be for naught since my machine is not a base model machine.

I'm not particularly tech savvy when it comes to tech hardware. I don't do any video editing. Though I do tons and tons of photoshop batching. Like tens of hours every week. I would like to see my photoshop batching speedup if possible.

eGPU is good for video but not as much for Photoshop. What chipset you using. Ideally it should be an i7 or i9 for increased speed as well as higher speed SSD drives for exporting / saving work.

My main Mac is a Mac Pro 2013 6 core but I do use a MacBook Pro 13 2018 with 8gb ram but maxed out quad core i7 cpu. That was faster on photoshop than my dual graphics card 2015 15" MBP 16gb ram. Handles 1gb composite psd files easily enough. If you are already running a hi spec i7 / i9 cpu then it's going to be a maxed out MacMini or good spec iMac.

These are my specs...
Hardware Overview:

  Model Name:   MacBook Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacBookPro14,3
  Processor Name:   Intel Core i7
  Processor Speed:   2.9 GHz
  Number of Processors:   1
  Total Number of Cores:   4
  L2 Cache (per Core):   256 KB
  L3 Cache:   8 MB
  Hyper-Threading Technology:   Enabled
  Memory:   16 GB

Also my main hard drive is SSD, and my external hard drive is also SSD.

For general photoshop use you should be more than fine with that. If you are looking for greater performance you'll be moving to a desktop solution.

When it comes to the laptops, cooling is often the biggest killer when running long routines as once the cpu etc heats up, it's a lot harder for it to cool down and as as result, the system will apply throttle so it doesn't cause damage.

My MacBook Pro is great when producing a few 4k clips but as soon as I'm working in bulk, I move to the Mac Pro. You can hear the air it is pulling through the case... great in winter as it keeps the room warm 😂

In the meantime, use a cooling stand with the laptop... the cooler it is the longer it make use of the full CPU power.

« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 11:11 »
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Photoshop uses more CPU power than GPU.

Buy a PC. It's gonna be cheaper.

I bought a PC (it is still in the box), but this did not make my Mac faster

Hahaha..  ;D

« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2019, 12:51 »
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In the meantime, use a cooling stand with the laptop... the cooler it is the longer it make use of the full CPU power.

Great tip, thanks!!!

« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2019, 15:04 »
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In the meantime, use a cooling stand with the laptop... the cooler it is the longer it make use of the full CPU power.

Great tip, thanks!!!

NP... you don't need to spend crazy money either. 10-20 will do it. I use an Aluminium one, 5mm thick with plenty of vent holes, acts as a heatsink. For more active ones, look for dual fan ones that have a metal base and a usb power point... normally they offer a USB hub in them as well.


 

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