Get desktop-class graphics performance on your MacBook Pro with the Blackmagic eGPU. Featuring the Radeon Pro 580 graphics processor, the Blackmagic eGPU is built to make any Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports a graphics powerhouse. Enjoy remarkably smooth gaming, accelerate graphics-intensive pro app workflows, and enable VR experiences or content creation. Built-in I/O connections drive a Thunderbolt 3 display, support multiple accessories and charge your MacBook Pro at the same time.
Pair the Blackmagic eGPU with the stunning resolution and immaculate visuals of the LG UltraFine 5K Display for the ultimate Mac setup.
Compatible with Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports
Radeon Pro 580 graphics processor with 8GB of GDDR5 memory
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
Four USB 3 ports
One HDMI 2.0 port
85W power delivery
What’s in the Box
Thunderbolt 3 Cable (0.5 m)
1.8 m power cable
Cable type: Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
Cable length: 1.64 ft. / 0.5 m
Connections: HDMI, Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), USB
Power Source: AC
Height: 11.59 in./ 29.44 cm
Length: 6.96 in./ 17.68 cm
Width: 6.96 in./ 17.68 cm
Weight: 9.92 lb
Operating System: macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra or later.
UPC or EAN No.: 812497035751
Note: Apple’s one-year limited warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if they are packaged or sold with Apple products. Non–Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer’s warranty provided by the product manufacturer. Please see the product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer’s warranty are in addition to any rights you have under Australian consumer law.
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018 or later)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016 or later)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016–2019)
- MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
- iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019)
- iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
- iMac Pro (2017 or later)
- Mac mini (2018)
Answers from the community
Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 - 4k via USB-C when connected to BMD eGPU?
- Asked by Zachary P from Tewksbury
- on 24 Sep. 2019
Does it come with a gpu preinstalled, or is it just the enclosure?
- Asked by Derek R from Los Angeles
- on 6 Aug. 2019
The product information page in the Apple Store says it comes with a "Radeon Pro 580 graphics proces The product information page in the Apple Store says it comes with a "Radeon Pro 580 graphics processor with 8GB of GDDR5 memory".
The Radeon Pro 580 is built-in and non-upgradable. The eGPU.io website has a review that shows the internal components. There is no way for a normal graphics card to be installed.
The major benefit of the Blackmagic eGPU is that it is the only eGPU that lets you connect a Thunderbolt display directly to the GPU in the eGPU without extra hardware. Also, you can connect other Thunderbolt devices to it. These features could be added to normal eGPUs but Intel doesn't allow exposing the second Thunderbolt port of the Thunderbolt controller in eGPUs. The DisplayPort inputs of the Thunderbolt controller would also need to be exposed. It's an arbitrary restriction because some eGPUs do use the second Thunderbolt port to connect a second Thunderbolt controller internally, and also the Blackmagic eGPU exists...
- Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
- on 10 Aug. 2019
Does this product meet the required specification for using Octane Render?
- Asked by Ben H from Melbourne
- on 27 Aug. 2019
what IS THE PROPER WAY TO CONNECT connect MBP2019 to BMD EGPU & LG 5k monitor?
- Asked by MICHAEL S from Encino
- on 6 Jul. 2019
Is this going to improve video editing performance while using Final Cut Pro?
- Asked by Jason P from San Antonio
- on 13 Jul. 2018