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rasel800
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@adam_mesa, not really, not once so far, have been testing a lot with heavy duty games, e.g. Control, BF5, Borderlands 3, DOOM Eternal, COD MW2 Remastered, Gears 5, Metro Exodus, Shadow of TR etc. Windows crash can happen for may reasons, I suppose take some time before you reach to any conclusion, keep GPU-Z running and keep an eye on the sensors in parallel, will give you better visibility on what's going on, you can also save the sensor readings in log file for later analysis..

 

2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RTX 2070 Super @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core X) + Win10 [build link]  

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Adam Mesa
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@rasel800 I'll give that a shot, thank you! I've noticed that my system is very stable under load: the one time it crashed in a game was just as the game was starting up, but otherwise I've done a few multi-hour gaming sessions and it's been absolutely fine (no crash whatsoever). Then I'm on the desktop post-game for under 15 minutes and the system just crashes...

 

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rasel800
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@nexby, just tested with Metro Exodus and BF5 using laptop screen at native resolution (2560x1600) and ULTRA settings, CPU temp seems to be always around 85-95 degrees, however CPU utilization is around 40-50% for Metro and 60-70% for BF5.

 

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Nexby
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@rasel800, thanks for your reply! Mine was 100° even at 1080p low settings. Wanted to replace the thermal paste, but then I thought " wtf apple?”, so I’ve already returned my macbook and planing to order an i5 1038NG7 model for better thermals. But your MBP temp is pretty good!

sorry for my English)

 

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, i7-1068NG7, 32Gb, 1Tb), Razer Core X Chroma


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cofulese
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@adam_mesa, Hi. I have a very similar setup (MacBook Pro 13 2020 10th Gen 16GB 1TB i5) and a Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super in a Razer Core X. I was having the exact same issue as you - fine while playing games, but when I wasn't putting much load on the system, it was randomly hard crashing and rebooting.

This morning, I just changed the power management plan (Balanced in my case) setting "PCI Express - Link State Power Management" to Off (it was on Maximum Power Saving by default)

It hasn't been changed for very long, so not 100% sure this is a fix, but it hasn't crashed at all yet - the longest period so far.

 

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tsakal
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@rasel800,

I have a similar setup but I feel my cpu is not performing as expected 

For example my cpu never runs above 3.6 ghz even in 2 thread test. For comparison my 2018 i7 model runs the same test at 4.4ghz. 

In 5 thread test the 2020 model runs at 3.2ghz while my 2018 is more 3.5ghz

I would appreciate you response as I am deciding whether to keep it or send it back. 

Can you share some data from a cinebench r20 test ? 

Full 8 threads score and av frequency 

5 threads average frequency power draw watts and temps 

2 threads av frequency power draw 

 

A) 2020 MacBook Pro, i7-1038NG7, 32GB RAM, 1TB, EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, Samsung 65 Q70R
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5, Internal Bootcamp Windows 10 2004 pci.sys swap.
B) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, LG 32UK550
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1903 V1 .295

C) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1803

D) 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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tsakal
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@rasel800,

After talking to apple support and getting my performance logs today they came back with their verdict. 

Apparently there is a firmware bug affecting the t2 chip introduced with the 10.15.6 update which is the reason for my 2020 mbp i7 underperformance. Supposedly will be fixed in the next update. 

 

A) 2020 MacBook Pro, i7-1038NG7, 32GB RAM, 1TB, EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, Samsung 65 Q70R
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5, Internal Bootcamp Windows 10 2004 pci.sys swap.
B) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Razer Core X, Nitro+ RX5700 xt 8Gb, LG 32UK550
Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1903 V1 .295

C) 2.7 GHz I7 4 Cores, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2018 TB3 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2, Ext SSD Windows 10 1803

D) 3.1 GHz I7, 16Gb, 1TB MBP 13 2015 TB2 , EGPU Gigabyte Gaming Box RX580 8Gb


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Erik Regalado
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@rasel800, could you explain what your process for installing the drivers? Is it as simple as run the software, it’ll ask for you to restart, and before that happens you disconnect? ive been trying to run an AMD card but to no avail, I returned it and plan on getting a RTX 2070, so I wanna make sure it’s as smooth as possible.

 

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