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huangyuhen
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Hi guys,

Today I received my ASUS XG station 2 and finally set up my EGPU thing. I was able to update the firmware and get it running on macOS. However, the performance isn't quite what I expected, when I try to run Unigine Vally, I get around 50 FPS with internal display. When I play Dota2 on 1080P everything max, I only get around 3o FPS. Is this considered as normal performance?

 

Thanks

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP460) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station 2) + macOS 10.12 & Win10 [build link]  

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huangyuhen
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This is internal screen benchmark result

IMG 4466

 

This is external screen benchmark result

IMG 4465

 

It seems like internal screen took a 50% performance hit compare to an external screen. But I found other people saying only 15% performance result observed. Am I doing any configuration wrong? Using headless HDMI adapter

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP460) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station 2) + macOS 10.12 & Win10 [build link]  

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itsage
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This is exactly my findings when I tried Pascal drivers on a GTX 1080 Ti eGPU. The much bigger performance loss is due to the workaround we use to force the eGPU accelerate the MBP's internal display.

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2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX 5700 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Prototype eGPU Enclosure) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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huangyuhen
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Thanks for the reply. So I assume we have to wait for NVidia to release an updated driver to improve the performance? Or another internal display method? Thanks

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP460) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station 2) + macOS 10.12 & Win10 [build link]  

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itsage
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Ideally, Apple should officially support external GPU so that Nvidia and AMD can have engineers work to improve integration and performance.

external graphics card builds
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eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

 
2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX 5700 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Prototype eGPU Enclosure) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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ikir
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Anyway you external screen performance are super!!!! envy 😛


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

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15 [build link]  


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