What is the preferred setup for 3D animation and illustration - the iMac Pro or the new MacBook Pro with Black Magic

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  • You can use eGPU's on either MBP's or iMac Pros, but If you plan on doing GPU intensive tasks the answer sadly is, neither as AMD GPUs are woefully deficient compared to NVIDIA, and most GPU render engines either work better or exclusively on NVIDIA. Having said that, for the same money, you can get the Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080, which has the NVIDIA GTX1080. This card is much more powerful than the one offered in this Black Magic box, or you can get something like Sonnet eGFX Breakaway box for $199, and not only put any GPU you want in there, but have the ability to upgrade easily when the next gen comes out (I don't know how upgradeable the Auros is, but I am all but certain the Black Magic is not at all).

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