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 aluminium 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 super-smooth 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 (0.5m)

    Power Cable

    Tech Specs

    Cable type: Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)

    Cable length: 0.5 m / 1.64 ft

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

    Power Source: AC

    Height: 29.44 cm (11.59 inches)

    Length: 17.68 cm (6.96 inches)

    Width: 17.68 cm (6.96 inches)

    Weight: 4.5 kg (9.92 pounds)

    System Requirements

    Operating System: macOS 10.14.1 Mojave or later

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 812497035928

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    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      fan noise

      So, I bought one of these a week ago. In terms of graphics performance, it is excellent and the os software support seems pretty good. If you are not sure wheth So, I bought one of these a week ago. In terms of graphics performance, it is excellent and the os software support seems pretty good. If you are not sure whether the software you are using specifically supports an eGPU, you can dive into getinfo settings (right click on the application in the Applications folder in the finder menu) and tell osx to prefer the external GPU. BUT, the fan in the eGPU never switches off, even after you unmount it and shut down your computer. Furthermore, sometimes it is incredibly loud. When Photos was indexing all my photos, the fan noise was so loud it felt like it was going to take and shoot into space. So I downloaded a decibel meter from the App Store and measured the noise - 105 decibels ie. LOUD. I contacted Blackmagic today. They said if I was unhappy, send it back to apple for a replacement. I tried to be reasonable, suggesting that maybe waiting for an OS update would be wise, but they didn't really engage with the problem. Thanks. Lesson - amazing, convenient bit of kit, as long as it works properly. Fan noise might be a problem. It certainly is for mine. Otherwise, brilliant bit of design.

      • Written by Mishkin T from London

      63 of 68 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?fan noise

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      fan noise

      So, I bought one of these a week ago. In terms of graphics performance, it is excellent and the os software support seems pretty good. If you are not sure wheth So, I bought one of these a week ago. In terms of graphics performance, it is excellent and the os software support seems pretty good. If you are not sure whether the software you are using specifically supports an eGPU, you can dive into getinfo settings (right click on the application in the Applications folder in the finder menu) and tell osx to prefer the external GPU. BUT, the fan in the eGPU never switches off, even after you unmount it and shut down your computer. Furthermore, sometimes it is incredibly loud. When Photos was indexing all my photos, the fan noise was so loud it felt like it was going to take and shoot into space. So I downloaded a decibel meter from the App Store and measured the noise - 105 decibels ie. LOUD. I contacted Blackmagic today. They said if I was unhappy, send it back to apple for a replacement. I tried to be reasonable, suggesting that maybe waiting for an OS update would be wise, but they didn't really engage with the problem. Thanks. Lesson - amazing, convenient bit of kit, as long as it works properly. Fan noise might be a problem. It certainly is for mine. Otherwise, brilliant bit of design.

      • Written by Mishkin T from London

      63 of 68 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?fan noise

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