Which effects are you using on the sequences you've tested?
I have used:
- VR plane to sphere
- VR projection
- a few Lumetri effects for colour correction
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Any responses or solutions welcome. How to get the eGPU to work.
I can add a little more color to this discussion, but no answer (I'm interested also).
I notice that when I use metal encoding with PR, my built in discreet processor (Radeon Pro 5500M) is full engaged and the EGPU RX Vega 56 in BlackMagic Pro is practically idle. (see attached).
When I run Geekbench 5 (https://www.geekbench.com/download/mac/), I get the same results they do. That is, when I select to test "metal" performance on the EGPU, I get twice the performance as when I run it on the . build in 5500 graphics.
I notice that there are some old notes around that talk about how to "select preferred graphics" for processing on a mac, but that does not seem to work on on the current OSX version.
Premiere CC 2019 had no issues w/ my Radeon VII in a Razer eGPU enclosure. I was easily rendering 10-20 min videos in 1080p in less than 10 minutes, even with lots of effects. Premiere CC 2020 and Media Encoder now max out the internal GPU of my MBP (Radeon Pro 560X) and don't touch the eGPU at all. (Yes, I have the "prefer eGPU box" ticked.) 1080p videos now take over an hour to render, even if there's nothing more complex than a key on them.
Adobe is just failing with EGPU. Latest MacBook Pro 16, current and only EGPU Apple sells. Makes no sense that built in egpu works hard and external is idle.