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Is X-Plane compatible with an eGPU?
I run a MacBook Pro 15 (2017) with OSX Mojave, processor i7 (2,9 gHz), 16 Go RAM and Radeon Pro 560 (4 Go).
I would like to increase my fps and the eGPU Blackmagic appears as a possible solution. But it's pretty expansive, and it's worth buying it only if it makes the fps increasing significantly.
Thanks in advance for your help.
I am running an external GPU (RX 580 8GB) on my 2018 Mac Mini 3.2GHz i7-8700B 6core, 12 thread configuration with 32GB RAM. You will not see "fps increasing significantly". Your, and my, X-Plane is CPU limited for the most part. I have not tested an ortho4xp scenario - my guess is the eGPU will shine for that usage.
I have found happier flying with the fly_with_LUA script https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/43281-3jfps-wizard11/ it tunes your settings as you fly to keep the FPS above your desired threshold. (I use 23 fps).
I am not from Laminar Research; just a flight simmer.
Have a look at the following link at https://questions.x-plane.com/19065/egpu-support-for-mac-os-release In particular the answer from Laminar Research (jroberts).
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