so recently I've been experiencing overheating, fps drops, stuttering, and so on with my MBP 2017 15inch with everything MAXED out. I was wondering why it's the case, and one day for no reason I just decided to try out installing Bootcamp Windows onto my external SSD drive. I followed a tutorial by by 9to5Mac, and yes it had some issues with the newest High Sierra for me but after a few tries, it worked... and it was AMAZING. All fps issues were gone, for example i used to get 200-300 fps on Counter Strike: Global Offensive but then it dropped to 100-200 fps. After installing Bootcamp on my external SSD, fps was boosted to 300-400 fps. It is absolutely amazing. However you need to have an extra mouse and keyboard (USB), as in the final process Windows 10 does not have the Mac Drivers installed and thus making the trackpad and keyboard UNUSABLE. I was stuck because of that as well, so I had to go and buy me another keyboard in order to continue installing Windows 10. I would definitely recommend all of you to try it out, just know that performance might vary depending on the type of external drive you are using.
*Will test out more games in the future, please stick around
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Macbook Pro 15inch 2017: Core i7 @ 3.1 GHZ, 500GB SSD, 16 GB RAM, Radeon Pro 560 Graphics.
This is really interesting; I don’t have an external SSD to try but my 2017 15” (exact same specs, 1TB SSD) has been struggling a lot in fortnite. On 1600x900, everything low (with epic render distance) it can get 120+FPS in some areas but temperatures cripple GPU frequency and reduce FPS to 40 in areas with long sight distances between Greasy Grove and Pleasant Park. I am on an UltraFine 5K, so this may affect things, but does anyone know why this fix has an affect on FPS? FPS drops have been driving me crazy so I’d definitely consider recreating your setup if it could lead to some real gains, particularly in Fortnite.
Very interesting. I wonder if this overheating and low performance issue happens to other Mac models to, like the iMac? I recently installed Mat's 18.8.2 driver on my iMac Pro, and got a massive temperature drop (20+ Celsius in all games). The GPU only goes up to ca. 1310mhz max, but afaik the performance difference is minimal. Makes me wonder if there's something off with Bootcamp, rather than just a "weird" GPU driver from AMD.
Anyways, being able to play games in Bootcamp on my now near-silent iMac Pro is simply golden.
Post by mercedesc63amg on Jan 9, 2019 11:17:46 GMT
I find it weird, i keep reading people writing about "you need a external mouse/keyboard, it wont work without". Yet i installed 2 years ago windows on a external hdd (not ssd) and could use my keyboard and trackpad on a 2013 mbp. Later it also worked at my current mbp 2018. Maybe i have installed the apple drivers on it? i dont know anymore