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By vortextheory
#297041
is anyone using an egpu and gpu render based software.

I'm keen to explore a more mobile setup and completely ditch the tower sitting on my desk.
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By sboydturner
#297121
For the cost of an eGPU enclosure plus a card you could have a dedicated PC with multiple cards that would have superior performance.

Using a Remote Desktop connection you could work on the road and send the rendering jobs to the rendering station in the office

Regards
Scott
By vortextheory
#297213
no doubt.
But an egpu is definitely more portable, i'm not a fan of multiple computers and moving files around.
Going to wait until the new AMD 3000 Cpu's come out, before buying anything.
I think about computers all the time, probably too much...
#297239
TwinMotion - now owned by Epic - is (almost) entirely GPU based. I downloaded the now-free app yesterday and it maxed out my GPU [Radeon Pro Vega 64 with 16 GB] but used almost none of my 10 cores. Insanely impressive ... although it felt like my Mac was going to melt from the heat generated! I have yet to figure out how to generate images with custom pixel dimensions through...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=66809

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/twinmotion/download
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By sboydturner
#297250
I'm not suggesting the workstation travel with you, you would only need the laptop. The workstation stays in the office and you connect to it via a remote desktop session upload and start the rendering task and continue working on your laptop while rendering happening.

Regards,
Scott