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 super-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 (0.5m)
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.: 812497035744
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- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018 and later)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016 and later)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016 - 2019)
- MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
- iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019)
- iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
- iMac Pro (2017 and later)
- Mac Pro (2019)
- Mac mini (2018)
Answers from the community
Will this sufficiently maintain power levels on the new 16” MacBook Pro?
- Asked by Jonathan A from Shoreline
- on 17 Nov 2019
The GPU of the MBP is 50W of your power consumption alone so if you use an eGPU your MBP will only e The GPU of the MBP is 50W of your power consumption alone so if you use an eGPU your MBP will only eat through something in the neighborhood of 40-50W. This is estimating 100W max MBP consumption - 50W for the internal dGPU that you are no longer using.
You will be charging even when under a full load since the MBP consumption will be significantly less than it would without the eGPU.
- Answered by Christopher S from Kyle
- on 4 Dec 2019
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
Hi, that product looks like very interesting, but I want to know if this eGPU works only for graphics or it could work train deep learning algorithms
1 Answer(Hi, that product looks like very interesting, but I want to know if this eGPU works only for graphics or it could work train deep learning algorithms)
- Asked by Andres C from Cuenca
- on 13 Jul 2018
Hello. Is it compatible with MacBookPro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014? Model A1398?
- Asked by Igor B from Odesa
- on 13 Jul 2018
Despite the older thunderbolts ports, can this be connected using appropriate adapters to a mini mac mid 2011?
- Asked by A J M from St Teath
- on 7 Sep 2018
Does it come with a gpu preinstalled, or is it just the enclosure?
- Asked by Derek R from Los Angeles
- on 6 Aug 2019
The product information page in the Apple Store says it comes with a "Radeon Pro 580 graphics proces The product information page in the Apple Store says it comes with a "Radeon Pro 580 graphics processor with 8GB of GDDR5 memory".
The Radeon Pro 580 is built-in and non-upgradable. The eGPU.io website has a review that shows the internal components. There is no way for a normal graphics card to be installed.
The major benefit of the Blackmagic eGPU is that it is the only eGPU that lets you connect a Thunderbolt display directly to the GPU in the eGPU without extra hardware. Also, you can connect other Thunderbolt devices to it. These features could be added to normal eGPUs but Intel doesn't allow exposing the second Thunderbolt port of the Thunderbolt controller in eGPUs. The DisplayPort inputs of the Thunderbolt controller would also need to be exposed. It's an arbitrary restriction because some eGPUs do use the second Thunderbolt port to connect a second Thunderbolt controller internally, and also the Blackmagic eGPU exists...
- Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
- on 10 Aug 2019