2020 13″ MBP + EGPU = issues
Hi team. I just purchased a fully loaded 13″ MBP:
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
2.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
32 GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4
I’m hoping someone out here with far more tech knowledge than me might have some suggestions on an EGPU problem.
I do a lot of producing/writing so hence the 13″ over the 16″. Logic being that if I then add an EGPU I get the best of both worlds – great portability and then grunt to edit 4K videos at home.
So I ponied up and bought the US$800 Radeon Pro W5700 card, and housed it in the standard Razor Core X enclosure.
I’m working on a Premiere Pro project with multiple 4k streams of .MXF footage from the Sony FS7. Okay the good, in fact, fairly great news – it flies along when hooked just into the MPB. Rendering is twice as fast without it.
The bad – as soon as I plug in an external monitor (HP 32″ Dreamcolor – connected via DP from W5700), the playback stutters around as if the EGPU was never attached. It won’t smoothly play one 4k stream at ½ res – I need to drop it to ¼ res – even the Proxies don’t play smoothly.
Another side issue is when I plug in and boot up with the EGPU attached it hangs on start-up and two hard resets later it finally gets through start-up – now I’m pretty sure that’s not normal.
Any suggestions welcome, cheers.