Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Jun 2017 22:06 UTC
Mac OS X

macOS High Sierra will deliver new video and graphics technologies that will lay the groundwork for even more improvements to macOS down the line, according to Apple. The big additions in High Sierra include Apple File System (APFS), support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), and an all-new version of Metal - simply called Metal 2 - which will allow Apple's advanced graphics tech to power even more Mac apps, including machine learning and VR-based content.

Apple also mentioned that macOS' window manager will run on Metal 2. As always, be sure to take a peek at Apple's official High Sierra page.

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eGPU for Thunderbold 3 only
by project_2501 on Tue 6th Jun 2017 09:53 UTC
project_2501
Member since:
2006-03-20

What a shame .. the eGPU option is only for Thunderbolt 3 only.

A Macbook Pro 13" as recent at the 2015 model won't work.

Such a shame.

Despite paying lots for an almost-maxed out config, I can't do GPU acceleration like CUDA .. and even playing streaming video stutters .. like BBC iPlayer at fullscreen.

Funny thing is my ancient Dell from before 2010 with a small mobile NVIDIA GPU could do it easily!

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The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

How does iPlayer stutter for you?!? I have an entry level 2013 MBA and that handles iPlayer fine, even when running games in the background

I think you need to look at all the other crap sucking your GPU

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project_2501 Member since:
2006-03-20

I wish I knew what it was.

It's an integrated Intel "GPU" not a discrete one.

Full screen on an external monitor 4K (scaled) using Thunderbolt DisplayPort ...

.. If I kill apps it doesn't improve. If I power cycle it runs better.

Yet my cheap Thinkpad connected to the same monitor with works fine with player on Linux.

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