Low Performance with MacbookPro + Akitio Node Pro + RX590
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Low Performance with MacbookPro + Akitio Node Pro + RX590  


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Joined: 2 years ago


Three months ago I bought a MacBook Pro (i7-9750H), an Akitio Node Pro and a RX590. Since I upgraded to Catalina (I guess, since I didn't have it this issue before) I've had far worse performance regarding fps in games. I run a MacBook+4 Monitor setup usually but even with only one I get the same low performance (The same as my integrated 555x!) but I'm sure it's using the egpu as it even says it ingame. See this benchmark I ran yesterday for comparison:

Any idea why I might have this issue? Thanks in advance Smile

This topic was modified 2 years ago

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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Joined: 4 years ago

You're playing on a display connected to the eGPU? What display? Connection type?

Check the Thunderbolt link speed in System Information.app?

Show result from previous OS?

Clean install Catalina?

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Radeon Pro W5700, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case