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

  • Mac Models

  • 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

      587 of 813 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

      405 of 504 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

      282 of 360 people found this useful

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

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      A good investment

      I purchased this device for editing movies in Final Cut Pro X on my 13" MacBook Pro which is driving my ultra-wide Dell U3818DW display (and an additional small I purchased this device for editing movies in Final Cut Pro X on my 13" MacBook Pro which is driving my ultra-wide Dell U3818DW display (and an additional smaller display). It took seconds to setup and I really like how the USB-C connector powers my MacBook Pro. I can see a significant performance benefit when playback, rendering and exporting movies in FCP. I'm delighted with this investment. Sure, it's a little pricey, but its a quality product that truly leverages the architecture of OpenCL and Metal.

      • Written by Eliot H from Parkdale

      Is this review useful?A good investment

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not for gaming

      Dont buy it.

      • Written by Srinivas V from Dallas

      3 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not for gaming

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Top quality.

      The hardware of this eGPU is amazing, its sturdy and is the only eGPU box that you can proudly boast on your desk with its design. Its plug'n'play on the Mac The hardware of this eGPU is amazing, its sturdy and is the only eGPU box that you can proudly boast on your desk with its design. Its plug'n'play on the Mac and worked well with my gaming (I played League of Legends & WoW at 5K 60FPS) perfectly fine in MacOS without having to bootcamp into Windows. The best part is that it supports the LG Ultrafine series which are hands down the best monitors for the Mac. Pair this with the Ultrafine Monitor & you have your self an iMac Pro workstation at home whenever you dock your Mac.

      • Written by Michael S from Sydney

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Top quality.

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