macOS 10.13.4 introduces official support for external graphics cards which you can now plug in on order to get additional graphics performance. But it seems that Nvidia graphics cards are not getting any Apple eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra. The support page mentions support for external GPU enclosures from PowerColor, Sonnet, and OWC, keep in mind that others also work. According to the page, the Apple eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra is for multiple graphics cards including Radeon RX 570 and RX 580, AMD Vega 56 and 64 as well the Radeon Pro WX 7100 and 9100. Cards are not specific to vendors and as long as they comply with reference specifications you should be in the clear. It is interesting to note that Nvidia support is not mentioned in the update and while there are ways to get Nvidia graphics cards working, there are hacks and workaround, which are not officially from Apple. It is also interesting to note that some graphics cards that used to work in the … [Read more...] about Apple eGPU Support In macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra Shows No Love For Nvidia Graphics Cards
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Updated to reflect the latest, even more horrifying graphics card prices & availability, plus the concurrent RAM shortage. If you’ve made a point of leaving any conversation as soon as you hear the sound ‘bitc…’ start to emanate from someone’s face-hole, I’ve got some bad news for you. The effects of the cryptocurrency goldrush are no longer confined to twitchy-eyed evangelists and screechy news headlines – for the second time in recent memory, it’s caused a huge spike in graphics card prices, both new and second-hand, as the crypto-clan rush to snaffle up any GPU they could possibly use to mine blockchain currencies such as Ethereum and Zcash. Even the recent decline in crypto exchange rates hasn’t brought GPU pricing back down to Earth – quite the opposite, in fact. This means two things for us, in practice. 1) Now is the worst possible time to buy a new graphics card for gaming 2) now is the best possible time to … [Read more...] about The great GPU crisis – why are graphics cards so expensive now, and just how bad is it?
With graphics card prices soaring once again thanks to the lovely exploits of nefarious cryptocurrency miners, choosing what graphics card to buy has never been more difficult – which is why this here article is all about identifying the single best GPU you can get for playing games at 1080p, 1440p and 4K at a price that suits you. Read on for advice on what and how to pick your next graphics card for 2018. Before we begin, here’s a short list of every graphics card review we currently have on RPS. This should hopefully make it easier to find out what we think of specific cards, as well as provide a handy index should you want to compare our top picks with other types of graphics cards. We’ll also be updating this list every time we get a new graphics card in for testing so everything’s in one place. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti review Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 review Nvidia GeForce GTX … [Read more...] about Best graphics cards 2018 for 1080p, 1440p and 4K gaming
The boom in cryptocurrency prices and mining has dramatically affected recent graphics card prices. It's gotten so bad, that in the past week we've written about how it's a terrible time to buy a graphics card, and why it's currently a better deal to buy a pre-built PC. Even Nvidia has chimed in, suggesting retailers sell to gamers over cryptocurrency miners. But as we've looked a bit deeper into the price history of Nvidia's 10-series graphics cards, it's clear that the current astronomical prices are due to extremely inflated third-party sellers, as major retailers are completely sold out of stock. Below we've compiled an overview of the unusual price history of the GTX 1050, 1060, 1070, and 1080 over their lifetimes on Amazon using CamelCamelCamel. At first, these cards follow a familiar trajectory, seeing occasional sales after release. But starting in mid-2017, a boom in Ethereum mining sent those prices creeping back up, and they haven't fully come back down since. GTX 1050 In … [Read more...] about Even without price gouging, most Nvidia graphics cards cost more now than in 2016
Not too long ago we warned of a potential impending surge in graphics card prices. Unfortunately for those looking to upgrade graphics cards or buy a new GPU, that prediction has come true, and then some. Right now is the worst time in the history of graphics cards to buy or upgrade this all-important gaming component. I've run through the list of current generation GPUs, and I've even looked at previous generation GPUs. The price changes in the past two weeks are staggering. Here's the full rundown, starting with Nvidia and then moving to AMD, from highest performing to lowest performing parts. Note that many of the cards are only showing prices from third-party resellers, as Amazon and Newegg rapidly sell out of their inventory (often at lower prices). If you're interested in buying a GPU, I'd recommend putting a "notify" alert on it and be ready to order ASAP if it comes back in stock at a reasonable price. All the current Nvidia graphics cards GTX 1080 Ti 11GB: Launched with a … [Read more...] about It’s a terrible time to buy a graphics card