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
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- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018–2019)
- MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016 or later)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016 to 2019)
- iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)
- iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
- iMac Pro (2017 or later)
- Mac Pro (2019)
- Mac mini (2018 and later)
Answers from the community
If I use the Blackmagic eGPU, can I use three LG ultra 5k monitors with my MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, 4 TBT3) ???
- Asked by Yi Na H
- on 16 Oct. 2018
Yes, that should be possible.
The MacBook Pro has two Thunderbolt 3 controllers, one on each side Yes, that should be possible.
The MacBook Pro has two Thunderbolt 3 controllers, one on each side. Each Thunderbolt 3 controller takes two DisplayPort inputs from the GPU of the MacBook Pro. Both DisplayPort signals can be transmitted down a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.
Each LG UltraFine 5K display requires two DisplayPort signals over Thunderbolt to support 5K 60Hz resolution. This is why each LG UltraFine 5K requires a separate Thunderbolt controller (one on each side of the MacBook Pro). The Thunderbolt controller in the LG UltraFine 5K uses both DisplayPort signals, that is why it does not have a second Thunderbolt 3 port to daisy chain other Thunderbolt devices.
The Blackmagic eGPU has a Thunderbolt 3 controller which takes two DisplayPort inputs from the GPU of the BlackMagic eGPU. Both DisplayPort signals can be transmitted down a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.
Because the GPU of the Blackmagic eGPU is separate from the MacBook Pro GPU, and because the LG UltraFine 5K connected to the Blackmagic GPU takes DisplayPort signals from the GPU of the Blackmagic eGPU, there will be no conflict. This is not possible with other eGPU solutions unless you have a Thunderbolt 3 add-in card (with DisplayPort inputs) between the Thunderbolt display and the GPU of the eGPU.
If the OS doesn't allow it, then that's a bug that should be reported.
The displays connected to the MacBook Pro will not be accelerated like the display connected to the Blackmagic eGPU. They might see some improvement, depending on the software.
- Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
- on 17 Oct. 2018
Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 - 4k via USB-C when connected to BMD eGPU?
- Asked by Zachary P from Tewksbury
- on 24 Sep. 2019
Can you edit footage from the external drives connected through eGPU USB ports? Is the bandwidth high enough?
- Asked by Nebojsa S from Zagreb
- on 30 Jan. 2020
Will this work with my Mac Pro 10.13.5? Thanks
- Asked by Wayne L from Vancouver
- on 13 Jul. 2018
If your Mac does not have ThunderBolt 3, then no it will not. The 2013 Mac Pro (Trashcan Mac) has Th If your Mac does not have ThunderBolt 3, then no it will not. The 2013 Mac Pro (Trashcan Mac) has ThunderBolt 2 and therefore will not be able to use the Blackmagic Design eGPU.
- Answered by Hal H from Abilene
- on 11 Feb. 2020