Does it need an external display?

Can we just plug the Blackmagic eGPU to the MacBook Pro and use its built in display? Or does it really need to be plugged to the MacBook Pro and to an second display, like the LG UltraFine 5K Display? Either way, is there any performance difference? Thank you!

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1 Answer from the Community

  • Does it require an external display?: No, it will allow you to connect an additional 5K display if needed, plus allow use of the internal display (MacBook Pro, iMac, etc).

    Performance difference?: Yes, this is a desktop class GPU with 8GB of VRAM, enhancing the experience of the Mac it is connected to.