RX 6900 XT GPU versus Pro Vega II Duo in the 2019 Mac Pro
June 24th, 2021 by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist
How does the Pro Vega II Duo compare to a single RX 6900 XT? And how fast do they run when BOTH are active?
6900 XT + Vega II Duo = AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT and Apple Pro Vega II Duo
Pro Vega II Duo = Apple Pro Vega II Duo
RX 6900 XT = AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
Pro Vega II = Apple Pro Vega II
Testing Platform: 2019 Mac Pro, 3.3GHz 12-Core Xeon W CPU, 96GB RAM, macOS Big Sur 11.5 Beta
Octane X - Metal
Render Benchmark Trench. (LOWER time in Seconds = FASTER)
DaVinci Resolve 17 - Metal
Playback the Candle 1080p project using triple noise reduction. (HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)
WHAT DID WE LEARN?
When both the AMD RX 6900 XT and Apple Pro Vega II Duo were active, they produced the fastest times for both Octane X and DaVinci Resolve. But when running separately, the RX 6900 XT ran DaVinci noise reduction fastest while the Vega II Duo ran Octane X render fastest.
NOTE: The AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series requires Big Sur 11.4 or later when running on a Mac.
Since the RX 6000 Series has three Display ports, you will want to use a display that has DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC. We tested using a Dell UP2715K display which has dual DisplayPorts to enable support of 5K.
Comments? Suggestions? Feel free to email me,
Follow me on Twitter @barefeats.
WHERE TO BUY APPLE products:
USA readers can help BareFeats earn a commission by clicking THIS TEXT LINK or on any of our Apple display ads when considering a purchase.
Readers in Australia can support us by clicking our link to the Apple Store AU.
Trans International sells various Mac upgrades
Other World Computing sells memory, eGPUs, storage, and used Macs.
B&H Photo Video sells Apple products, GPUs, eGPUs, displays, storage, etc.
Has Bare Feats helped you? How about helping Bare Feats?
copyright 2021 Rob Art Morgan
"BARE facts on Macintosh speed FEATS"
FEEDBACK or QUESTIONS?