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Blackmagic eGPU Pro, Get Workstation-class Graphics Performance

Featuring a Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics processor

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The Blackmagic eGPU Pro, the latest external graphics processor by Blackmagic Design, can now be ordered from Apple in Australia. Allowing you to add workstation-class graphics to any Thunderbolt 3-enabled Mac at an RRP of A$1,999.

The eGPU Pro model is a more powerful model compared to their previous Blackmore eGPU. Featuring more I/O and a more powerful Radeon RX Vega 56 GPU inside. The same graphics processor that is inside the entry-level iMac Pro, the most powerful Mac ever. However in this case, it is housed in an all-in-one aluminium enclosure.

This means it is possible to add workstation-class graphics to any Mac that has a Thunderbolt 3 port (USB-C). Including Mac models which do not feature a built-in dedicated graphics card. Such as, the 12-inch MacBook, 13-inch MacBook Pro models, new Mac Mini, etc.

Adding workstation-class graphics allows for much better performance with graphic-intensive pro apps, smooth gaming, and more. It also allows you to create a much better workstation setup because it features a DisplayPort connector, HDMI Port, and more. Making it possible to add the eGPU Pro to your Mac, along with a compatible external hard drive, external storage, all while being able to charge your Mac at the same time.

Key Features

  • Built-in AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a new DisplayPort for connecting 5K displays, HDMI 2.0, 85W of charging power and four USB 3.1 connections
  • Designed in collaboration with Apple
  • Twice the performance of the original Blackmagic eGPU model and up to 22x faster performance than the built-in graphics on a 13-inch MacBook Pro
  • 8GB of HBM2 RAM, a massive 2048-bit memory interface with 410 gigabyte per second bandwidth, and 56 discreet compute units for up to 10.5 teraflops of processing power
  • Built-in power supply

Pricing

In Australia, the Blackmagic eGPU Pro is priced at an RRP of A$1,999. And can be purchased from Apple’s online store. Apple is offering free delivery and returns with all purchases.

At the time of writing, all orders currently have a delivery date of late January to mid-February, 2019. However, this could improve over the next few weeks.

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