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.
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
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.