Can you actually use this with Windows computers? Or is this designed to work only with Macs and nothing else?

I have an HP laptop currentely and I am wanting to see if this can work with Windows machines. I doubt it, seeing it's a Thunderbolt input, and my laptop supports it, but like is this designed only to work on Macs and will give me errors if I try to plug it into a Windows machine, or will this work crossplatform?

Blackmagic eGPU

Blackmagic eGPU

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4 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    No, it is Macintosh-compatible only. As of July 2018, the Blackmagic eGPU is not supported on any version of Windows, or in Bootcamp, according to their FAQ page at their website.

  • From the manufacturer's FAQ:

    "There are no limitations for the Blackmagic eGPU to work on the Windows platform. However, at the time of writing we believe there are some compatibility issues with the Windows platform, which means that we don't recommend using the Blackmagic eGPU with the Windows platform yet. We expect these limitations to be fixed in future updates from Windows computer vendors."

    So at the moment it works properly only with late-model Macs that have Thunderbolt 3 (it does not work on Thunderbolt 2).

  • I don't see why not since every other EGPU just works with both windows and mac OS unless this has some special driver that is required to be detected I highly doubt that. its most likely got the same hardware as most egpus have with thunderbolt 3 connectivity, BUT you won't know for sure till you TRY IT, remember Apple has a return polity you can return it if it doesn't fullfill your needs.

  • from blackmagic design website.
    Does Blackmagic eGPU work with Windows computers?

    There are no limitations for the Blackmagic eGPU to work on the Windows platform. However, at the time of writing we believe there are some compatibility issues with the Windows platform, which means that we don't recommend using the Blackmagic eGPU with the Windows platform yet. We expect these limitations to be fixed in future updates from Windows computer vendors.