Mini PC for Resolve 18: Looking for comments or experiences

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Ellory Yu

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Mini PC for Resolve 18: Looking for comments or experiences

PostThu Nov 30, 2023 7:35 pm

Anyone using a Mini PC with EGPU to run Resolve 18? If so, what's your experience and/or thoughts? Thanks.
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Re: Mini PC for Resolve 18: Looking for comments or experien

PostTue Dec 05, 2023 5:58 am

Anyone?
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Re: Mini PC for Resolve 18: Looking for comments or experien

PostTue Dec 05, 2023 7:07 am

We once tried for a DIT cart with a Mini PC from a local dealer, but it didn't work very well. We ended up with a Mac mini of the last Intel generation, added some RAM and an eGPU with an AMD Radeon 580, and that worked smoothly. If you already have the eGPU, I'd consider that. The older Intel models should be cheap by now.

If not, a M1 Mac mini will be doing better, but get 16 GB of RAM.
Maybe AI can help you. Or make you obsolete.

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Re: Mini PC for Resolve 18: Looking for comments or experien

PostSun Dec 10, 2023 5:33 pm

Uli Plank wrote:We once tried for a DIT cart with a Mini PC from a local dealer, but it didn't work very well. We ended up with a Mac mini of the last Intel generation, added some RAM and an eGPU with an AMD Radeon 580, and that worked smoothly. If you already have the eGPU, I'd consider that. The older Intel models should be cheap by now.

If not, a M1 Mac mini will be doing better, but get 16 GB of RAM.

I was thinking going with a Mac mini M2 too and getting a used BMD eGPU with the 580. They’re cheap on eBay and my friend has one that he’ll just give me for peanuts. And it’s really for indie projects and DIT on set station where the timeline will mostly be <= 4K 24fps or once in a blue moon at 60fps. Or even the iMac M3 but I’m not sure if that will work with a BMD eGPU with the 580. Thanks Uli.
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PC Workstation Core I7 64Gb, 2 x AMD R9 390X 8Gb, Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Mini Monitor, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Resolve Studio 18, BM Micro Panel & Speed Editor
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Re: Mini PC for Resolve 18: Looking for comments or experien

PostSun Dec 10, 2023 10:52 pm

No, no! Apple silicon doesn’t work with eGPUs. I was referring to an Intel mini.
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Re: Mini PC for Resolve 18: Looking for comments or experien

PostMon Dec 11, 2023 2:30 am

someone was asking about this a few weeks ago, ended up with a HP z2 + eGPU, reported joy at at the time
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Re: Mini PC for Resolve 18: Looking for comments or experien

PostMon Dec 11, 2023 4:22 am

Uli Plank wrote:No, no! Apple silicon doesn’t work with eGPUs. I was referring to an Intel mini.

Ok. Thanks.
URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2, Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, Panasonic GH5
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