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scanarch
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Hi everybody!

I just got Sapphire Pulse 5600 XT card with Razer Core X eGPU case. While using it with MacOS (10.15.7, 13" TB3) is literally plug and play, something weird happens when I open any kind of a game (I tried Baldur's Gate 3 and Besiege so far).

Those games run fine on ultra settings, but the fans are constantly starting to spin and stop every few seconds. It really is annoying and sounds wrong. Here's the video which shows the issue: 

 

(a game was opened when I recorded this)

Is this working as expected? Can anything be done with it?

I would prefer those fans to just spin normally, however I know that there are no AMD controls on MacOS. I have already resetted NVRAM/SMC, but the issue persists. Since this card has dual BIOS, it's set to a Performance mode.

I would really appreciate some advice as I don't really know what else I should do with it

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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itsage
(@itsage)
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Joined: 4 years ago
 

@scanarch, Is the vBIOS switch in Silent mode? You can try switching it to Performance mode and see if the fans behave more predictably.

https://media.cdn.sapphiretech.co/-/media/sites/sapphire/components/productattractive/bios-switch-diagrams/pulse_5500xt_5600xt_5700xt_822x638_23jul20.ashx?v=6379673880114587b6dbceba24a150aa

 

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scanarch
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Joined: 1 month ago
 

@itsage thank you for reaching out. It is currently set in the Performance mode (as written in the OP), I tried switching it to Silent but I got almost identical results

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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