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re: What are your computer’s specs? Which specs are particularly important to you? VIEW POST

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2.3 GHz Intel Core i9 w/ Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz
32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 ✅
Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB
Sonnet eGPU w/ 8GB Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 580 ✅
500GB Apple SSD ✅

I went for the second most powerful Apple MBP this time around. The most powerful configuration is overclocked and didn't want to mess with that.

Someone told me I wouldn't need 32GB RAM but so far it hasn't hurt!

SSD is essential. I was using an older computer w/o SSD for awhile and boy did I feel it while developing.

I can't recommend the eGPU enough. It drives my monitors so my MBP doesn't have to (and I only have to plug in one cable to dock my MBP). On top of that, I've found multiple apps will actually take advantage of it, including web browsers. This is a huge plus when I'm experimenting with WebGL. I can swap out the video card too whenever I want to upgrade.

 

Very jealous beside the fact its a mac, I love it (I am not an apple fan , OK).

 

Nice, what kind of docking station do you use?

 

No docking station. Single Thunderbolt 3 cable runs from MBP into eGPU with doubles my VRAM and powers the MBP.

When I rarely need to use another port that's not available on the MBP or when I'm on the go I use a HyperDrive Duo 7-in-2 USB-C Hub. Its great because its compact and it gives me all the ports I need! I can even go old school and connect a SuperDrive to it (even though Hyper claims this doesn't work I recently pulled some archived materials off burned DVDs using an old SuperDrive I pulled out of a legacy MBP).

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