• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    crashing from the first moment I used it.

    • Written by Tony H from Almere

    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.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and causes 2018 13 macbook pro to crash

    • Written by Larry S from LAS VEGAS

    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.

    36 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Degrades performance on iMac 5K display

    • Written by Jesus A from Albuquerque

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

    This is false.

    If only using the built-in display on a 5K iMac, the performance is actually worse than with the internal GPU.
    I have confirmed the eGPU is being used by the apps using the Activity Monitor.

    in the latest Photoshop CC version, with the eGPU pasting images onto a document renders extremely slowly, similar to how images load on a browser over a slow connection. Without the eGPU, the pasting is instant.

    Playing World of Warcraft on the internal GPU I was able to get between 40-60fps on high settings and 5K resolution.
    With the eGPU, the fps dropped to 20-30.

    There is no improvement on any application tested with the eGPU. In some specific cases, the performance actually degrades compared to not using the eGPU at all.

    39 of 66 people found this useful