Unstable fps + fps drops on eGPU while playing games in bootcamp Windows 10 (ex. COD: warzone)
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I have not been able to fix the problem :(, I have tried almost everything at this point. I think its definitly optimization for eGPU support from AMD and Warzone (activision) at this point. The problem is, we are with too less people for them to fix it...,
I have been in contact with activision about this and basically what they said is that they don't support macbook and eGPU's.
Maybe if we all stand together on this, they might be able to have some teams look in to this.
I have made a thorough post here, where I explain the whole issue in detail, even with a video in it, showing the problem.
At this point I gave up as I am fairly sure the problem lies in a patch from either AMD or Warzone.
If anyone has a fix for this please do let us know :)!
thank you very much for this reply, what great news, this means the problem is with AMD! Would you be able to Confirm 100% all issues are gone, when you changed the GPU inside the eGPU enclosure. And give as much info as possible.
I will be in contact with AMD about this and send them to this post, so maybe they can have their team take a look at this.
I and many others will appreciate this, Thank you
Try going into task manager and lowering the modernwarfare.exe process priority to "normal" or "below normal." This helped FPS and stutters for me a lot.
Same here, low performance overall in WZ.
Barely running on medium/moderate settings and getting around 50-70 fps @ 3440x1440 on a RBSGTX + Razer Blade X + 1080 Ti.
Bumped a bit in performance when I unlocked 25w on the cpu, but not by much.
I'm guessing the game is very CPU heavy and relies more on single core performance than cores, which pretty much all portable laptops struggle with since they all use low power cpus.
Thing is, 1065g7 is not that bad. I should get better performance. Probably just shitty code.
I have a Mac Mini 2018, i5, 16gb ram, Razer core x with rx 580 and exactly the same issues as everyone in this thread. All other games run fine. Warzone runs fine in the outskirts but looking into the distance with detail brings the FPS down to 25-40. Same with in downtown. An especially annoying part is looking at the skyscraper in downtown (even at a distance) always brings my FPS down from 70-80 to 30-40. Happens no matter what settings are used. I literally tested at 1200x600 resolution with lowest settings (game looks like a pixelated potato) and same FPS drop lmao. This game has the worst optimization. I run destiny 2 and large MMOs fine. Apex and fortnite run fine too.
@chillicillin, I'm seeing the same behavior. Running a RX 5700 XT inside a Core X, 2015 MBP 15'' i7 16GB RAM. When inside Warzone's city areas I get a framerate of ~25 FPS. Oddly, it's exactly the same from 1080p 200% resolution highest settings, and 720p 66% resolution lowest settings. Outside of the city areas, I can usually manage 60–80 FPS on low settings. Not really sure what to make of it, but it's very frustrating. I've tried everything. I now avoid the city areas when I can due to the framerate issues. I can play Destiny 2 and Apex at ~100 FPS on high settings.
From what I can gather on reddit and forums, apparently this might only be limited to egpu setups running AMD cards. There's people posting that they are fine with nvidia cards. Sad life.
Wow, everyone is this thread has shared my exact experience and sentiment with what's happening in Warzone.
I'm running my MBP 16in FULLY SPEC'D with an AORUS RTX 2080 TI Gaming Box, and running into exactly what everyone else is. Doesn't matter what settings, low/high, potato - 1080p - 1440p; I get 30-40 frames in Downtown.
Everywhere else, 70-100 frames, highest settings. First I thought it was the eGPU being too hot - Nope, sitting at 57 degrees. Then I thought it was the CPU throttling - Nope, sitting at 60 degrees.
At this point, I'm afraid it's either game optimization or Thunderbolt bottlenecking. I really hope that someone finds a solution!
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like NVIDIA cards are free from these issues.
For what it's worth, here are specs: Macbook Pro 16 inch (i9-9980HK CPU @ 2.40GHz, 64 GB ram, 16GB vram, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M), April AMD Adrenalin Red Drivers installed to use concurrently with NVIDIA 445.87 for the RTX Card.
I've essentially built the most expensive useless egregious portable gaming rig that can't play the one game it's meant for.