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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Help choosing best GPU for Parallels Mac Pro VM...

Hi, I use Solidworks in Windows10 in a VM on a MacBook Pro 15" Late 2013. I'm thinking on improving GPU performance by implementing an eGPU. Which GPU would be best, the AMD RadeonPro WX7100 ou AMG Radeon Vega 56? The WX7100 is a workstation GPU but because there is no passthrough to the Virtual Environment the dedicated Solidworks driver wouldn't be useful to take advantage of hardware acceleration and other tweaks, like realview graphics. When using the primary display the VM will use the eGPU has Parallels mentions "https://kb.parallels.com/124266".

So am I better off with the Vega56 which is cheaper or would I benefit in any way from a workstation GPU solution in the VM?

Thanks.

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Re: Help choosing best GPU for Parallels Mac Pro VM...

I would probably ask this question in an Apple forum. They support the cards with their drivers. So make sure whatever you buy has a supported bootcamp driver. you don't get the drivers from AMD even when running Windows, you get the bootcamp drivers from Apple.