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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided freeze with Akitio Node
 

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ikir
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Hi guys I'm doing some benchmark for fun and for an upcoming article on eGPU.it. Also check MacGamerHQ's benchmark starring my Vega 56 🙂 

I have a strange issue with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, so I ask here hoping someone can solve or confirm this problem too.

I own for work/test 2 eGPUs solution at the moment:

Akitio Node + RX 470 (which will sell soon if anyone is interested like used for 20 hours only)

Mantiz Venus + Vega 56 my main dock

While my MacBook Pro is always connected to Venus with Vega 56 (which is a DREAM dock station) I have no issue (beside the one know at the moment like fan speed), pro apps, games and everything runs great already. I played some Deus EX: mankind Divided which use Metal 2 (and it is a great game but start with the first ;), no issue at all, smooth gameplay. Instead with Akitio Node and RX470 even Deus Ex benchmarks freeze the machine after few seconds. Sometimes even the menu. I need to take out power for a while. I've also tried a RX 580, same thing. If I remember correctly I've also tried to put the RX 580 in Venus and works with the game.

So i was thinking about a PSU issue, but valley and other games like Obduction runs very nicely on Akitio Node + RX 470/580.

Any suggestion? Do you have Deus Ex: Mankind Divided? Does it freeze?


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64


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ikir
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Update: maybe it is caused by vsync. With low settings and sync off it seems to work without freezing. Probably when I did the test with RX 580 on Venus I had disabled it... maybe.


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64


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ozzy
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I can get all the way through the benchmark, but it only gets ~4 FPS on my akitio + 1070 :(. Part of the problem where metal games aren't working on nVidia eGPU in 10.13 (they were working great in 10.12)

2012 15" Macbook Pro Retina GT650M + [email protected] (AKiTiO Node via TB3->TB2 adapter) + macOS10.13 & Win10


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da_anthony
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I ran into a similar issue it seems with my Razer Core X and RX 580. Turning off v-sync didn't seem to help. What did seem to fix it was using my internal Macbook monitor rather than an external, in this case my TV. Not sure why that makes a difference, but I'll let you know if this turns out to be an enduring fix. Here is my setup:

2018 Macbook Pro 13"
     - 16 gb RAM
     - i5 2.3 ghz
Razer Core X
     - Rx 580
HDMI to external 4k TV

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Computer: 2018 13 "Macbook Pro w/ touchbar, Core i5 2.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
eGPU: Razer Core X enclosure + AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card


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UPDATE: I tried the game on my 23" Samsung E2320 monitor connected via DVI (single link) to my Razer Core X + RX 580 and it worked for a significantly longer period that I had previously achieved with my larger 43" TV connected via HDMI. Still struggling to find some kind of rhyme or reason to it though.

I noticed in a crash report (excerpt below) that Steam's overlay seems to have been engaging OpenGL on the thread that caused the crash. More proximally, the crash appears to have been initiated by an AMD driver, however. Since it is my understanding that the game uses Metal 2, I figured that there may be some conflict between the steam overlay and game graphics processing. Unfortunately, however, disabling the Steam overlay did not resolve the issue.

I previously reported that the game ran with eGPU accelerated graphics on the internal display of my mac, but I have yet to verify whether this holds true for extended game play. I'll post another update once I've tested it.

Has anyone else discovered anything new on this issue?

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Computer: 2018 13 "Macbook Pro w/ touchbar, Core i5 2.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
eGPU: Razer Core X enclosure + AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card


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UPDATE2: Alas, I finally tested the game running on my Macbook's internal display for an extended period, with the graphics accelerated by my eGPU. Unfortunately, the result was the same. The game froze up and my system crashed after 5-10 minutes of gameplay. Really at a loss at this point, especially since I haven't had any issues with other non-eGPU-supporting games. May try it in Windows via bootcamp at a future date, but until then, I'll leave it to Feral's support team to investigate.

Computer: 2018 13 "Macbook Pro w/ touchbar, Core i5 2.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
eGPU: Razer Core X enclosure + AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card


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da_anthony
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@ikir based on what I've seen from the crash reports, the kernel panics seem to have something to do with Bridge OS. This is supported by the fact that both of us are having this issue with 2018 MBPs, which are the first models with the T2 chips. I'm going to look into similar reports and others in which the game runs smoothly to verify whether this is the case.

Computer: 2018 13 "Macbook Pro w/ touchbar, Core i5 2.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
eGPU: Razer Core X enclosure + AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card


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ikir
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Posted by: da_anthony

@ikir based on what I've seen from the crash reports, the kernel panics seem to have something to do with Bridge OS. This is supported by the fact that both of us are having this issue with 2018 MBPs, which are the first models with the T2 chips. I'm going to look into similar reports and others in which the game runs smoothly to verify whether this is the case.

As far I know T2 crashes were resolved in a silent firmware update. Are you on Mojave?


MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar i7 quad-core 2.7Ghz - 16GB RAM - 512GB PCIe SSD
my awesome Radeon VII eGPU
my Mantiz Venus extreme mod with Sapphire Nitro+ RX Vega 64


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da_anthony
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I am running Mojave (10.14.5) on a 13-inch Macbook pro, but apparently there was a supplemental firmware update to fix T2-related issues on the 15-inch MBP. Going to try to install it and see if that changes anything.

Computer: 2018 13 "Macbook Pro w/ touchbar, Core i5 2.3 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD
eGPU: Razer Core X enclosure + AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card


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