- Answered by Stephanie B
- Nov 8, 2019
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does this Blackmagic eGPU and Blackmagic eGPU Pro is compatible and with 3D program)
I'll be using the Blackmagic eGPU Pro with 27" iMac 4.2GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 64GB 2400MHz DDR4, 2TB Fusion Drive
Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB video memory
Short answer, yes. However if you are using a Thunderbolt 3 cable longer than apple's 0.8m you will need to make sure it is an active Thunderbolt cable. Most of the short Thunderbolt 3 cables are shorter than 0.8m [actually details list most are under 0.5m] because they are passive cables and lose the ability to handle the full Thunderbolt 3 data transfer rate if they go longer. [Full 40Gbps vs 20Gbps]
There is a lot of information out on the web about what an active vs. passive Thunderbolt 3 cable, but whatever cable you use it will need to be a true Thunderbolt 3 cable, not a USB-C cable and not an apple charging cable.
How that answers your question.
No, unfortunately :(
Yes, it will.
It is compatible and running well with 3D programs like (Rhino /Matrix/ ZBrush/ Mud/ Maya etc? ) and rendering one like Keyshot / Vray etc?
It functions as a GPU for your computer, anything that uses graphics processors will see a big improvement
for rendering go- pro- fusion video takes a long time i would like to know if this will speed up the time for import and rendering
I can now confirm, using the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter you can use up to 2 Apple 27-inch Thunderbolt Displays [daisy changed; i.e. connecting one to the adaptor and connecting the second to the Thunderbolt 2 port on the first display]; in addition to using the Display Port connection.
So as long as you have a valid Thunderbolt 3 connection port on you Mac, the Blackmagic eGPU Pro can work with the Apple Thunderbolt Display's [Up to 2].
If so, do you have any idea about the performance?
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I have the current one and it only supports two displays plugged into it. 1st via HDMI output and 2nd via thunderbolt adapter to HDMI. I run a 3 display system and it would be nice if i could have a single cable going into my MacBook Pro rather than have top plug one of the displays into the mac directly.
Would i be able to plug two screen direct into the eGPU then plug one more into the thunderbolt out?
If you connect your mac to eGPU Pro using thunderbolt 3 cable, the eGPU Pro has 3 output port: TB3, HDMI 2.0 and DP 1.4. Therefore, you can connect 3 monitors to this eGPU Pro (if you are using 1 cable per port). Of couse, you can buy tb3 split to 2 dp adaptor, then you can plug 4 monitors, i think.
I want to know if I can boot into Windows with Boot Camp and use this eGPU with my Mac. I am planning on using Windows with my Mac to play games.