cash4626 wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 04, 2018 19:47
Maybe you have to use the egpu only and not your laptop monitor? Your egpu card would give you 4 outputs, use one for a monitor (for the resolume interface) and the other three as outputs, if you plug a monitor into the egpu your laptop would be running of the intel if im not mistaken?
cvanhoose wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 04, 2018 20:05
Just like cash said, you need to have your GUI on the eGPU card. Using the laptop monitor will kill your performance.
Resolume is not eGPU accelerated. Maybe in the future, fingers crossed.
Thank you both for your advice!
I managed to solve the problem by just disabling and reenabling my laptop screen after plugging in the eGPU, but I'm afraid some of what you said is either incorrect or just misleading.
So just in case anyone stumbles on this thread in the future I would like to set the record straight and say that you absolutely CAN use an eGPU with resolume, as it works just like any other GPU would. It's false to say that 'Resolume is not eGPU accelerated' as there is nothing stopping you from running Resolume on the eGPU, both the UI and the outputs. Also, while it's true that using the laptops internal screen while rendering stuff on the eGPU will cause a performance hit, it is in the order of around 10% given that your laptop has 4 thunderbolt 3 lanes.
The bug that I was having was very different, as the performance fell drastically. Using a GTX 1080 externally is easily able to power many layers while outputting to two 1080p screens and also running the laptops 4k screen (this is not ideal, but it is plain wrong to say that it won't work or the performance is supposed to be under 60fps).