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.
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
Thunderbolt 3 Cable (0.5m)
1.8 m power cable
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
Operating System: macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra or later.
UPC or EAN No.: 812497035744
Answers from the community
is it work with MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
- Asked by Vu N from Garland
- on 16-May-2019
Is the Blackmagic eGPU work with a macbook pro? Also is it portable/ functional to take to different working locations?
- Asked by Alexis T from Henderson
- on 10-Apr-2019
It works with the late 2016 Mac book pro (touchbar) and later models. As for portability, it is heav It works with the late 2016 Mac book pro (touchbar) and later models. As for portability, it is heavy and bulky. Not ideal for travel, but that’s not to say it can’t be done. Ensure that your application accepts eGPUs so you get the full power out of it. EX: Final Cut Pro X works well with the eGPU.
- Answered by Geoffrey P from Tinley Park
- on 12-Apr-2019
Exact details on how to use the Blackmagic eGPU with 2 x 4K USB-C monitors. How is this configured with only 2 thunderbolt 3 ports?
- Asked by James L from Clermont
- on 25-Mar-2019
It depends on the kind of processing. <br/> <br/>For 3D games, it's best if the display is connected to the It depends on the kind of processing. <br/> <br/>For 3D games, it's best if the display is connected to the eGPU. If the display is connected to the Mac, then the rendering of the game done by the eGPU needs to be sent to the Mac so the Mac can send it to the display. This drops the performance slightly. Higher resolutions will have a greater performance drop. <br/> <br/>Other kinds of processing needs to be sent to the Mac anyway so it can be saved to disk so it shouldn't matter where the display is connected. <br/> <br/>To connect two 4K USB-C displays to the Blackmagic eGPU will require some extra hardware. I believe the LG 4K displays don't work with a DisplayPort to USB-C cable unless it also includes USB 2.0 so you can't just use a cable like the Moshi USB-C to DisplayPort Cable (which is supposed to be bi-directional). Anyway, you want the cable to include USB 2.0 for audio, brightness control, USB ports. <br/> <br/>I've heard that the "Original Huawei VR 2 Computer Connection Cable DP1.2 + USB2.0 to Type-C Cable" (available on e-Bay) works with the LG UltraFine 4K display. You can combine two of those with a Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort adapter. <br/> <br/>Another option is a USB-C dock that has a USB-C port that supports DisplayPort alt mode. I believe the HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 has such a USB-C port. One USB-C display should connect to that. The other USB-C display should connect to the Thunderbolt 3 port of the dock. <br/> <br/>Another option is a Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion box that has two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a DisplayPort output, such as the OWC Mercury Helios 3. Install a SUNIX UPD2018 PCIe card. Connect the DisplayPort output of the Helios 3 to the DisplayPort input of the UPD2018. Now you can connect a USB-C display to the USB-C with DisplayPort alt mode output of the UPD2018, and another USB-C display to the second Thunderbolt 3 port of the Helios 3. <br/> <br/>The egpu.io forums have more information about eGPUs and the performance difference between displays connected to the eGPU or to the computer.
- Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
- on 26-Mar-2019