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(@alberto2000)
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I've finally managed to get past Error 12 but now trying out games I'm somewhat bummed by the performance and I'm not sure what the bottleneck is.

Macbook Pro 13", 2016, no touch bar, integrated Intel graphics
i7 2.4Ghz, 16 GB RAM
Windows 10 Pro installed on Bootcamp on internal SSD

Mantiz Venus
Sapphire RX 580 4GB
Latest Radeon 2020 Software & Drivers from bootcampdrivers.com

Games are installed on Mantiz Venus SATA SSD

Escape From Tarkov runs at ~30 FPS in Medium Settings. X-Plane 11 I only get about ~20 FPS when there are clouds, without clouds it's like 30 FPS, all Low-Medium Settings.

Can you guys help me track down where the bottleneck might be? Is it the CPU?

I've seen the CPU temperature go up to 86°C in-game... while the GPU stays cool at max. 58°C under load...

Thanks

Macbook Pro 13" 2016 (no touch bar), i7 2.4 GHz, 16 GB RAM, Mantiz Venus, AMD RX 580


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Mini i5
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@alberto2000

From Apple:

If you're using a 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2016 or 2017, always plug eGPUs and other high-performance devices into the left-hand ports for maximum data throughput.”

 

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Eightarmedpet
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@alberto2000, you may not actually be using the eGPU- have you set the specific apps to use the “high performance “ Gpu?

 

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(@alberto2000)
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@eightarmedpet, thanks but I am sure it's using the EGPU since I have measured GPU metrics during gameplay and it shows GPU clock etc. going up and temperature as well but only up to max. ~58°C or so, never higher.

Could it be the cable I'm using is the bottleneck? Does it matter if it's a 10gbit or 40gbit cable? I'm using a 10gbit one, 2m long

 

Macbook Pro 13" 2016 (no touch bar), i7 2.4 GHz, 16 GB RAM, Mantiz Venus, AMD RX 580


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(@alberto2000)
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@mini-i5, my Macbook Pro 13" has only two USB-C ports on the left, none on the right.

 

Macbook Pro 13" 2016 (no touch bar), i7 2.4 GHz, 16 GB RAM, Mantiz Venus, AMD RX 580


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Mini i5
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@alberto2000

Apple has a playful sense of humor then. 😁

An easy test would be to try using a standard 18” 40Gbs cable. 

 

2018 Mac Mini i5 / 6-core 3.0-4.1 Ghz / 32GB / 256GB / Intel UHD 630 / PowerColor Gaming Station / PowerColor dual-fan RX5700 XT / Mac OS 10.15.4 Catalina / Windows 1809 / LG 27" 4K display


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(@alberto2000)
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I'm just curious because in games the card does not get warm at all, it's like it's not been put under load... under benchmarks like superposition id does get hot though!

My thinking is that the CPU might be bottlenecking the GPU so it doesn't even gets to be used to full potential... could that be?

Macbook Pro 13" 2016 (no touch bar), i7 2.4 GHz, 16 GB RAM, Mantiz Venus, AMD RX 580


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(@alberto2000)
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@mini-i5, I would if I had one 🙂 those TB3 cables are crazy expensive

 

Macbook Pro 13" 2016 (no touch bar), i7 2.4 GHz, 16 GB RAM, Mantiz Venus, AMD RX 580


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