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Francesco Ripa
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MacBook temperatures with eGPU, any better?

 

The main reason why I bought an external GPU is temperature. I never needed one on my desktop computers but now with a shared portable I’m in big troubles.

These are the temperatures I’m talking about:

 

Idle or Safari, iTunes, Mail

 

 

System Updates or Maintenance

 

 

Final Cut Pro or ffmpeg, Photoshop

 

 

I believe these temperatures are not suitable for internal parts, like CPU and iGPU. I know this because my 10 years old iMac it’s 1/2 the performance now with a far better system installed. I also tried with 2 140 mm fans below the MacBook Air with no luck.

Other reasons than that are of course performance boost, multiple monitors, devices compatibility, portability and price.

 

Update: with eGPU connected and heavy GPU apps running the difference is huge. Temperatures dropped with fan around 2200 rpm all the time.

2019 MacBook Air (MacBookAir8,2, 1,6 GHz, 8 GB) + RX 570 @ R43SG-TB3 + macOS 10.15.7 & Win10


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