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 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.

    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 (0.5 m)

    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/ 4.5 kg

    System Requirements

    Operating System: macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra or later.

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 812497035317

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 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

      507 of 713 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

      336 of 419 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

      246 of 317 people found this useful

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

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      The Potential is there but its not quite ready, crashes and lockups blight

      Having sold my MacPro 5,1 and bought a 2018 13" Macbook I was reasonably happy, although I missed the additional drives etc, (a Caldigit TB3+ dock sorted that o Having sold my MacPro 5,1 and bought a 2018 13" Macbook I was reasonably happy, although I missed the additional drives etc, (a Caldigit TB3+ dock sorted that out), but the integrated graphics felt a bit slow after the GTX1080 in my MP, so after reading about the EGPU, I determined to buy one, popping into the Regent Street Store to pick it up. The Good news, is it plugs in and works (Mojave 10.14.3), and using iStatmenus I can see what its doing, strangely it is almost always using 80-90% of the 8GB Memory on the card? Which seems odd. Performance is more sprightly when plugged directly from EGPU into a 4K display, (BTW TB3 to Displayport cables do work with it!) Games are accelerated and the general system feels a bit less laggy. BUT, it crashes, it locks up and it does it at the worst possible times, mainly after I have left the Mac with the screensaver running (if I switch the display off as I walk away 100% it will have crashed when I come back). I get around 1 crash or lockup every 12-18 hours. The slight performance benefits are not at this time worth the cost, so it will be returned, I am gutted, as I hoped it would be so much more stable, so much better.

      • Written by Michael S from Canvey Island

      3 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The Potential is there but its not quite ready, crashes and lockups blight

    • 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

      9 of 12 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 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Designed for Non-Radeon MacBooks

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