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Chillicillin
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@jason_hwang

For your setup, are you running the game to the macbook screen or an external monitor. It's been reported that the issue may persist on Nvidia egpu setups if an external monitor is not used.

 

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Jason Hwang
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@chillicillin External LG gaming monitor via displayport. Laptop in clamshell mode.

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Jens Engels
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@jason_hwang, ok waww, indeed you are fully specced out, and still have this issue 😮. Must be an optimization issue with warzone or maybe the TB3 bandwith that is bottlenecking. Im really out of options at the moment, as even my potato xbox one can run the game more easily in 1080p then my mac can do in 1080p. What we can try to do is al separately get in contact with COD (activision support) explain the problem and send them to this thread. Hopefully they are willing to have a look at it from their side.

 

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Gareth Rees
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It's definitely a TB3 issue. TB3 has very inconsistent performance. AMD also has some weird issues with TB3 eGPUs as I noticed going from RX 570 to Vega 64 netted zero performance gain in Overwatch multiplyer, yet in practice mode I saw the FPS increase. 

I'll post my framerates once WarZone has finished downloading. Moved to M.2 from TB3 and I'm never looking back. Night and day difference. Borderlands 3 was barely playable all low detail in 1080P, OW would go to double digits even with RX Vega. Even DOTA 2 has a noticeable increase for me.

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Chillicillin
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@gareth_rees

I don’t know too much about M2 but I’m keen to learn more. I watched a couple videos about the R43SG and I’m sort of starting to understand. 

My current setup is a 2018 Mac mini TB3 to a Razer core X (rx580) and an HDMI from monitor to the Razer core X. If I order one of these R43SG, would I then just plug the card into the device then hook it up to my Mac Mini via some sort of TB3 adapter? Sorry if my questions don’t make sense. 

 

 

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Gareth Rees
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Posted by: @chillicillin

@gareth_rees

I don’t know too much about M2 but I’m keen to learn more. I watched a couple videos about the R43SG and I’m sort of starting to understand. 

My current setup is a 2018 Mac mini TB3 to a Razer core X (rx580) and an HDMI from monitor to the Razer core X. If I order one of these R43SG, would I then just plug the card into the device then hook it up to my Mac Mini via some sort of TB3 adapter? Sorry if my questions don’t make sense. 

 

 

Sorry, but I have no experience with Macs and M.2 eGPU. It's either an M.2 connection at the laptop end or TB3, that's all that matters.  I'm not sure if it's possible as Apple loves to solder everything for that slim factor.

My leading theory, based on what I've learned is an issue with TB3 and networking traffic. The two don't always play well together, but I can't say for sure. If there was an offline mode for WarZone then it would be easy to verify.

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Gareth Rees
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I figured out what the issue was with this game. Using my Rx570 with high details my gpu usage was 100% but my wattage was around 100W.

 

This is related to the texture detail setting, setting it to low from high detail fixed my framerate. hope this helps

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Chillicillin
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@gareth_rees, yeah so probably our issue is TB3 related then. Is your frame rate stable in the urban city areas and looking into detailed distances? 

 

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Gareth Rees
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@chillicillin, It's stable, yes. 70+ fps when using low texture detail

 

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whatisegpu
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I have a 2019 MBP 15" with an i9-9880H and a 5700 XT and I'm also getting poor FPS in Warzone. 

I enabled GPU time and CPU time and it looks like in the downtown areas when my FPS hovers around 30 and under, the CPU time is greater than the GPU time. I presume this to mean that I'm being bottlenecked by my CPU. Is this happening to anyone else?

It's also strange that when I change settings like texture details I don't always see much of a change in performance. For example, in Fortnite if I change from 1080p to 1440p with everything on low except 3D resolution and render distance to max, the FPS doesn't change at all. Are we just hitting CPU and TB3 bottlenecks?

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