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 supersmooth 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/ 4.5 kg
Operating System : macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra or later.
UPC or EAN No. : 812497035744
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- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018 - 2019)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020)
- MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016 - 2019)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016 and later)
- 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 and later)
- Mac Pro (2019)
- Mac mini (2018 and later)
Answers from the community
I am running dense point cloud reconstruction on my mac mini and need a CUDA enabled eGPU. Is this eGPU CUDA enabled? If not, which is CUDA compatible
- Asked by Timothy M from Pelham
- on 20 May 2020
Is the Blackmagic eGPU compatible with a 2012 MacBook Pro, using a thunderbolt 2 to thunderbolt 3 adapter?
- Asked by Kevin S from Swanley
- on 13 Jul 2018
Can I use one eGPU for two computers?
- Asked by 佳博 于 from Long Island City
- on 22 Mar 2020
No. Only one host computer can use the PCIe devices of a Thunderbolt device at a time.
- Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
- on 26 Mar 2020
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