eGPU Support is Poor
Out of all the major video editors, Pr Pro has the poorest support for eGPUs on Mac. Please enable your users with support your competition has. It is almost as if there are no added bonuses.
VALERIE VOZZA commented
Just bought the Blackmagic eGPU. Returning it due to lack of speed. In Activity Monitor it's not even being used! I've checked "prefer external GPU". SO disappointed. I agree with other posts about transparency!
Upvoted. This whole situation is childish and ridiculous. Adobe needs to be much more transparent with their customers regarding GPU/EGPU support on Macs. I’ve been an Adobe customer for years and I will probably be canceling my subscription this summer on account of their poor handling and lack of transparency.
Martin Schmitt commented
Same issue. Premiere can not play video files without stuttering. If EGPU is turned of playback is normal at 24 fps UHD. EGPU is Razor Core AMD Vega 64. Internal EGPU is Vega 56 (IMac 2019, 8 cores, I7). DaVinci Resolve doesn't have this issue and is 2,5 times faster in rendering.
Adam Marshal commented
I'm having a similar experience. Premiere Pro and Media Encoder are not utilising the egpu. This is unbelievably frustrating!
alexandre Lebailly commented
I just bought a EGPU (razer core X + vega 56) and I started to use it with premiere 14. After some testing I started to have some results, I can now see my vega 56 working, but not to its full potential, far from it. Which premier version was working best in your opinion? It may be interesting to step back until they fix it don't you think?
Ethan Kong commented
eGPU (Vega 56 w/ Sonnet) w/ Macbook Pro 15 was working fine for me until version 14. Now the video is out of sync with the audio and the performance is really bad. I posted about this in the forum. Please fix.