Author Topic: MBP 2019 2,4 Ghz + C4D + eGPU  (Read 843 times)

2021-10-07, 20:03:37

alexgrimm

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Hi,

I'm working on an MBP 2019 2,4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 / 32 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 / AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB.

+ C4D R24
+ newest Corona Renderer

To be honest I was expecting more then I get now. So I’m considering to tune my MBP a little bit. But I even know that my MBPs config is not really expandable. So is there a way to get a bit more power for rendering jobs? I heart that there are extern GPUs on the market. Maybe someone can help?

Cheers, Alex

2021-10-07, 21:29:58
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TomG

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Since Corona doesn't use the GPU for rendering, adding one would not make any difference to render speed or quality (assuming that is what you want to improve).

2021-10-08, 10:47:38
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davetwo

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I like my MBP and I work on it regularily if I'm freelancing at a clients office. Cornona works really well on it. Which is in contrast to a lot of other render engines which are complete non-starters (octane/redshift etc)

But I think you have to be realistic about what is possible on a laptop of this sort. Just do all the look-deveopment on it. And when it comes to a big hi-res render sent it to a renderfarm if you dont have a workstation at home. (Or do it overnight like the good old days).


2021-10-08, 14:19:41
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alexgrimm

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Thank you TomG for this advice. So I don't need to search for any products...

Maybe I have to be satisfied with the performance of my MBP and even be happy about all the other advantages of it. When it comes to hires renderings or animation then I will outsource my files to a render farm.

Thanks to all

2021-10-08, 15:29:24
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TomG

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Most welcome! Avoiding unnecessary purchases is always a good thing :)