Blackmagic eGPU

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  • Overview

    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.

    Highlights

    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

    Blackmagic eGPU

    Thunderbolt 3 Cable (0.5m)

    1.8 m power cable

    Tech Specs

    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

    System Requirements

    Operating System: macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra or later.

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 812497035744

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Mediocre for Gaming

      I bought this to use with my 2017 15" MacBook Pro to play fortnite with. It can run Fortnite on medium/low settings at about 50 FPS but honestly not worth $700. I bought this to use with my 2017 15" MacBook Pro to play fortnite with. It can run Fortnite on medium/low settings at about 50 FPS but honestly not worth $700. I definitely do not believe that it creates "super smooth gaming" like advertised. Im very sad, I was hoping that Apple finally created a gaming solution to their computers!

      • Written by Alec H from FRUIT HEIGHTS

      480 of 681 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Mediocre for Gaming

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      final cut pro will NOT use this when its exporting

      final cut will use the external card while you are editing but NOT while you are exporting if you are using the new 10.4version ���� this was the main reason final cut will use the external card while you are editing but NOT while you are exporting if you are using the new 10.4version ���� this was the main reason for the purchase

      • Written by Daniel S from brooklyn

      311 of 392 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?final cut pro will NOT use this when its exporting

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great plug-and-play eGPU for LG Ultrafine 5k Display

      I've considered and examined various eGPU options for my 2016 Macbook Pro for some time, as even the highest-end option (Radeon Pro 460 at the time) is simply n I've considered and examined various eGPU options for my 2016 Macbook Pro for some time, as even the highest-end option (Radeon Pro 460 at the time) is simply not sufficient to run the two 5k TB3 displays without a quite noticeable slowdown on the GUI and associated tasks. However, until last week, all options for eGPU acceleration of TB3 displays were limited, since the displays still had to be connected directly to the computer. This eGPU finally solves this problem by offering a direct connection to the TB3 display, sitting between the computer and monitor! Finally a product that again lives up to the old Apple motto of "just works" -- no additional drivers or software needed, and the internal USB3.1 hub is an added bonus. And, while the Radeon Pro 580 is admittedly not a top-of-the-line card compared to some other options currently available, for the price it's a reasonable deal (eGPU enclosures start at $300 without a card), especially considering the unique TB3 connectivity option for the display itself -- this is, quite simply, the *only* functional option for those using a macbook pro and the LG Ultrafine 5k. The eGPU (Radeon Pro 580) reliably runs the primary display, and the internal discrete card (Radeon 460) is dedicated to the secondary one. My only gripe is that the included cable is so short, it should almost be called a dongle. For $699 they could have at least included something closer to the 0.8m length. Overall, very satisfied with my purchase.

      • Written by Joshua W from Studio City

      238 of 304 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great plug-and-play eGPU for LG Ultrafine 5k Display

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Didn't see a benefit.

      First off, the Thunderbolt 3 cable it comes with is 1 foot. If you are using a Mac Mini and more than one display it might be an odd set up. A longer cable is $ First off, the Thunderbolt 3 cable it comes with is 1 foot. If you are using a Mac Mini and more than one display it might be an odd set up. A longer cable is $39. Secondly this item did nothing to improve my mouse lag in Photoshop CS6 or CC. It's just not for me, so I will be returning this item.

      • Written by Jason D from Chicago

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Didn't see a benefit.

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Designed for Non-Radeon MacBooks

      Running two LG 5K displays from Macbook TB 15 2017. If you own this setup, then the internal GPU is almost as good as the Blackmagic. I cannot run fluid full- Running two LG 5K displays from Macbook TB 15 2017. If you own this setup, then the internal GPU is almost as good as the Blackmagic. I cannot run fluid full-resolution video at max resolution, from any app with, or without, Blackmagic. If i run the Macbook at low resolution, (apple calls it large text) then i see subtle video lag on the blackmagic and a tiny bit worse running straight from Macbook. The Mackbook 13 TB 2017 i understand does not have the same internal GPU as the 15, so this Blackmagic eGPU was probably designed for that specific setup. Radeon Mackbook owners patiently waiting for the Vega Blackmagic Pro model.

      • Written by Damyion M from San Lorenzo

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Designed for Non-Radeon MacBooks

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Nearly Perfect

      I've used it to play Fortnite at a full 60fps in High quality settings on the internal display, it remains completely silent under heavy workloads, just like Ma I've used it to play Fortnite at a full 60fps in High quality settings on the internal display, it remains completely silent under heavy workloads, just like Mac users want, it has the specs to run the Oculus Rift under bootcamp, although my one complaint is it doesn't have official drivers installed with bootcamp, you have to find and manually install them. The Blackmagic eGPU and Vega 20 graphics will run the Oculus Rift, or any games, but the Blackmagic eGPU remains silent, the Vega 20 does not, it runs at full fan noise, so if you want a good GPU which doesn't have to be built in, go for the Blackmagic eGPU. It has great support within MacOS, it also gives my USB C macbook an extra HDMI port, 4 USB ports, another display port and a USB C port to supplement for the one it takes to connect to the eGPU. When Apple adds Blackmagic eGPU and Vega 20 graphics drivers to the Bootcamp installer, I will rate it 5 star

      • Written by Oliver F from Douglas

      3 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Nearly Perfect

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