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After my third Nvidia related kernel panic today, I am officially done trying to make these cards work. It's heartbreaking, because I really do need CUDA for my Adobe applications, but the constant KPs are just not acceptable.

@kgp : can I verify with you that the card you are talking about here

By means of my Vega SSDT PCI device implementation outlined in Section 9.2.2, all available ports on the Gigabyte Vega 64 (3x HDMI, 3x DP), including multi-monitor support and display hot plug are automatically and successfully implemented.

Is specifically the RX VEGA 64 GAMING OC 8G?

Because that is the only Vega 64 card from that company that has those ports.

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After my third Nvidia related kernel panic today, I am officially done trying to make these cards work. It's heartbreaking, because I really do need CUDA for my Adobe applications, but the constant KPs are just not acceptable.

I work with Adobe applications every day. After Effects, Premiere, Audition, Media Encoder, Photoshop, and others, and I don't use Cuda and I have no issues......Cuda is not required for these apps, and benchmarks show that Metal and Open CL both work just fine.....Metal seems to be equal if not more powerful than Cuda in some of the tests I've performed, and the "new" Metal in Mojave (Metal 2?) seems even better....
 
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Metal seems to be equal if not more powerful than Cuda in some of the tests I've performed, and the "new" Metal in Mojave (Metal 2?) seems even better....
Did you compare Metal performance with Nvidia card or just with Vega 64?
I think Metal perform differently with each card.
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After my third Nvidia related kernel panic today, I am officially done trying to make these cards work. It's heartbreaking, because I really do need CUDA for my Adobe applications, but the constant KPs are just not acceptable.

@kgp : can I verify with you that the card you are talking about here

By means of my Vega SSDT PCI device implementation outlined in Section 9.2.2, all available ports on the Gigabyte Vega 64 (3x HDMI, 3x DP), including multi-monitor support and display hot plug are automatically and successfully implemented.

Is specifically the RX VEGA 64 GAMING OC 8G?

Because that is the only Vega 64 card from that company that has those ports.

If it's kernel panics in Premiere, it also happens with Vega, FYI.

This seems to be related to the iMac Pro SMBIOS/macOS/Adobe
 
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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0JC-000D-005B1

Just ordered this bad boy. Time to retire the Dual 27" Apple displays (even though I lose about 20% width, but I gain 10% vertically).

Anyway, it comes out to $750 if you're in USA...if anyone is interested.

I would be, and that's a great deal, but I spent a few bucks on this at Newegg: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202321, and its still on sale for $499.....(its not the Vapor Chamber one, but I just got mine and I'm looking at a 20% boost in processing power)...
 
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I would be, and that's a great deal, but I spent a few bucks on this at Newegg: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202321, and its still on sale for $499.....(its not the Vapor Chamber one, but I just got mine and I'm looking at a 20% boost in processing power)...

Yeah those are great cards.

I'm wondering if I should get a 2nd 38" LG Ultrawide...for a setup like this

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Has anyone tried this? Is it too much eye strain?
 

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Yeah those are great cards.

I'm wondering if I should get a 2nd 38" LG Ultrawide...for a setup like this

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Has anyone tried this? Is it too much eye strain?

At first place I would recommend to gather your personal experience with a single LG 38 monitor/Vega configuration. From my personal experience a kind of nightmare.. VGA boot screen resolution via DP. 30 Hz under 10.13.6 via HDMI. 60 Hz under 10.14 via HDMI, but you will not be able to wake your monitor after display sleep. You will have to change your monitor settings to HDMI compatibility mode and you will be once more with 30 Hz also under 10.14 Mojave.

LG 38 monitors are great but have major incompatibility issues with Vegas.
 

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