Sapphire Nitro+ 5700 XT Mac Mini: Low FPS in CSGO
Computer Type: It's a 2020 (read 2018) spec'd out Mac Mini.
Wow. You’ve already tried every potential fix available. So any further suggestions will just be annoying.
Here’s an annoying suggestion: Try running the “Full Blast” preset in the Macs Fan Control free utility to cool your Mini’s i7.
Thanks for the suggestion! I usually have it going full blast for gaming anyway (it doesn’t really seem to make much of a difference).
It’s at least reassuring(?) to know I’ve ticked off most other options.
I’ve actually gone an nuked my bootcamp partition to give it another go (despite all the potential setup headaches), so will update if that helps (once I figure out how to get out of bootcamp when the macOS partition disappears!).
Back for an update.
After some heavy waves of regret in not saving the original config and ISO I used, I finally managed to get bootcamp up and running again, albeit on 1903 rather than the 2004 fast ring insider build I had been using previously (for anyone troubleshooting, the youtube link in the bootcamp drivers download folder is seemingly the most reliable way to get things working). Sadly, Microsoft has now changed the insider system, and the new fast ring equivalent (Dev) doesn't work with my Mac Mini and 5700 XT (black screen after the "second" eGPU fan startup if anyone knows what I'm talking about).
Seems after this fresh install my CSGO fps is back up to a respectable 200-300 fps, but unfortunately can't pinpoint the fix any further than that. Quite a few changes were made in the new install, including the newest (20.8.3) AMD drivers which claim to fix a stuttering issue in CSGO, and which could be related.
Appreciate all the help users have put into this forum!
Thanks for all the good info.
New Windows builds continue to vary in usefulness with eGPU setups. Arrgh...