Blackmagic eGPU Pro

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  • Overview

    Get workstation-class graphics performance on any Thunderbolt 3–enabled Mac. Adding to its lineup, Blackmagic Design introduces the new Blackmagic eGPU Pro featuring a Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics processor with 8GB of HBM2 memory. You’ll be able to run incredibly graphics-intensive workloads that were previously possible only on iMac Pro. Housed in an all-in-one aluminum enclosure similar to that of the Blackmagic eGPU, the Blackmagic eGPU Pro has a DisplayPort connector so customers can connect a DisplayPort display for their workstation setup. The eGPU has 8GB of HBM2 memory, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB 3 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a DisplayPort 1.4 port, allowing for 85W of power to charge your MacBook Pro at the same time.

    The new Blackmagic eGPU Pro allows accelerated graphics-intensive pro app workflows and supersmooth gaming, enables VR experiences or content creation, and supports multiple accessories for the ultimate workstation setup.

    With macOS Mojave, you can now use an eGPU to accelerate compatible apps on the built-in display of any Thunderbolt 3–enabled Mac.

    Highlights

    Compatible with any Thunderbolt 3–enabled Mac

    Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics processor with 8GB of HBM2 memory

    Two Thunderbolt 3 ports

    Four USB 3 ports

    HDMI 2.0 port

    DisplayPort 1.4 port

    85W power delivery

    What’s in the Box

    Blackmagic eGPU Pro

    Thunderbolt 3 Cable (0.5 m)

    Power Cable

    Tech Specs

    Cable type: Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)

    Cable Length: 1.64 ft. / 0.5 m

    Connections: DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI, Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), USB

    Power Source: AC

    Height: 11.59 inches (29.44 cm)

    Length: 6.96 inches (17.68 cm)

    Width: 6.96 inches (17.68 cm)

    Weight: 9.92 pounds (4.5 kg)

    System Requirements

    Operating System: macOS 10.14.1 Mojave or later

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 812497035850

  • Mac Models

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Powerful but crippled.

      Look -- as a pure GPU, it's awesome. Video editing is fast. Gaming on a 5k monitor is possible at good frame-rates... in 5k!! So from that standpoint it's awes Look -- as a pure GPU, it's awesome. Video editing is fast. Gaming on a 5k monitor is possible at good frame-rates... in 5k!! So from that standpoint it's awesome. The problem? USB-C passthrough doesn't work. The particular, and VERY annoying problem is that the LG 5k's webcam doesn't work when passed through the BlackMagic. Well, it passes through, but in a very jumpy/jerky sort of way that makes it unusable. (It works just fine directly plugged into my MBP). I've also had issues with other USB-C devices plugged into the monitor not passing through properly... not all, just some. So basically, every time I need to video conference I have to disconnect the GPU and unplug/replug things... a giant pain. TLDR; If you want to plug an LG 5k into this and care about the webcam/usbc hub, don't buy it, at least yet... until they fix some bugs. I've contact their support and they have been very responsive, but so far no answers.

      • Written by Michiel N from Rocky hill

      191 of 220 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Powerful but crippled.

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      eGPU Pro

      I updated my video editing workstation with a 32gb, 6 core i7 Mac Mini,12Tb Promise Thunderbolt 3 RAID array, and the Blackmagic eGPU pro. The system is working I updated my video editing workstation with a 32gb, 6 core i7 Mac Mini,12Tb Promise Thunderbolt 3 RAID array, and the Blackmagic eGPU pro. The system is working flawlessly for 4k workflows, using both FCP and DaVinci Resolve. The Vega 56 graphics processor has significantly improved the video editing workflow especially for creating motion graphics and video effects in Fusion. Couldn't be happier.

      • Written by Rich G from Hamilton

      135 of 150 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?eGPU Pro

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Good but I hope GPU can be upgraded!

      I have bought eGPU before, this eGPU pro is improved a lot compared with previous version-RX580. However, Vega 56 is not too bad or too good graphic card. I hop I have bought eGPU before, this eGPU pro is improved a lot compared with previous version-RX580. However, Vega 56 is not too bad or too good graphic card. I hope APPLE can cooperate with Nvidia. I like RTX2080TI, I like this kind of powerful GPU.

      • Written by Luyang T from Malden

      82 of 101 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good but I hope GPU can be upgraded!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      crashing from the first moment I used it.

      At first it seemed to work well connecting to buy lg ultraFine 4k over thunderbolt 3. then I tried World of Warcraft on it and it started crashing every 30 minu At first it seemed to work well connecting to buy lg ultraFine 4k over thunderbolt 3. then I tried World of Warcraft on it and it started crashing every 30 minutes or so. Now I can't even get it running. Once I connect it to my MacBook Pro 13 2017, it simply crashes my MBP.

      • Written by Tony H from Almere

      17 of 19 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?crashing from the first moment I used it.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Overpriced and causes 2018 13 macbook pro to crash

      Used this devicce for over a month, constent crashing and no support from Blackmagic and or apple. I purchased a Razer GPU at a fraction of the price. I ha Used this devicce for over a month, constent crashing and no support from Blackmagic and or apple. I purchased a Razer GPU at a fraction of the price. I have this sitting in the closet now since it is just a huge paper weight.

      • Written by Larry S from LAS VEGAS

      43 of 48 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Overpriced and causes 2018 13 macbook pro to crash

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic Product!

      This was my first eGPU ever and I am using it with my 15" 2018 MacBook Pro. First off, I have to add, this eGPU is extremely quiet and very sexy looking. I orig This was my first eGPU ever and I am using it with my 15" 2018 MacBook Pro. First off, I have to add, this eGPU is extremely quiet and very sexy looking. I originally got it so it can improve my video game experience with Fortnite. My Mac was only able to perform ok at about 20 to 25 fps in the medium settings. Now it is averaging 60 fps. Great thing about it is that it even charges my Mac as well. I have not tried it using an external display, only the internal display on the MacBook Pro. Also, I. didn't know this but I found that even though it is plug and play, if I use it. with the internal display it does make you manually choose the external eGPU option as it does not happen automatically for most applications. Example: for fortnite I had to go to Finder > applications > Right-clicked on the "fortnite" icon > Get Info > And clicked on "prefer eGPU" Otherwise, it wasn't even trying to use the eGPU when I booted fortnite. Another thing, this thing is super pricey. I get it. But this is definitely not for casual people. This is for professional creatives who need something quiet and is reliable. I say this because I had to return a Razer Core X with the Radeon Vii (newest eGPU available) because the drivers were incompatible. So sad. Definitely worth the upgrade for me. It works as advertised.

      • Written by Jose R

      24 of 30 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fantastic Product!

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