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MacBook Pro Beats Threadripper PC at Rendering Video in Premiere Pro - StateOfTech
Gone are the days of the Mac sitting in the PC’s shadows of video render performance in Adobe Premiere Pro. I switched to PC a few years ago after tiring of the long render times of 4K video on the Mac. We wanted to stick with Premiere Pro because it was cross-platform. Switching to Final Cut Pro would mean we would always have to be on a Mac as we often access old projects for our videos and video work we do for clients. Recently, I purchased a 2018 MacBook Pro with the i9 processor, 32GB of RAM, and a 1 TB SSD with hopes that connecting an eGPU to the Mac would give me comparable performance to a PC laptop. Once I learned that the Mac could support multiple eGPUs connected to its four Thunderbolt 3 ports, I had to try connecting as many as I could. The results surpassed what I could have hoped for beating out my $4200 Ryzen Threadripper PC build. This video is that test. Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box eGPU: https://jer.fyi/rx580gamingbox Here are the results of rendering out the above video (17:32 length – YouTube 4K Ultra HD Render Settings) on all configurations shown ...