On the same day as the new Mac mini and MacBook Air were unveiled last year, Blackmagic Design announced a new eGPU Pro intended for release in November. Apple has today updated its website for the product to indicate that the release has been pushed to December.
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The Blackmagic eGPU Pro has the powerful Radeon RX Vega 64 inside, which provides a significantly faster GPU than non-Pro predecessor. There is also DisplayPort connection.
Here are the full specifications:
- Compatible with all Thunderbolt 3-enabled Macs
- Radeon RX Vega 56 Graphics Processor with 8GB HBM2 Memory
- Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports
- Four USB 3 Ports  HDMI 2.0 Port
- DisplayPort 1.4 Port
- 85W Power Supply
- Height: 11.59 inches (29.44 cm)
- Length: 6.96 inches (17.68 cm)
- ] Width: 6.96 inches (17.68 cm)
- Weight: 9.92 pounds (4.5 kg)
Of course, Apple does not offer its website for Blackmagic eGPU Pro to "December" when it actually may be released. It may mean December 1, but more likely we will not see a release later this month. Before today, the website showed a release in November.
Our own Jeff Benjamin underwent the original Blackmagic eGPU and noted that while giving impressive building quality, performance was not quite up to level. The new eGPU Pro will help fix it with the enhanced Radeon RX Vega 56. How the Apple product describes and resembles iMac Pro:
Get workstation class graphics performance on any Thunderbolt 3 enabled Mac. Blackmagic Design launches the new Blackmagic eGPU Pro with a Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics processor with 8GB of HBM2 memory. You can run incredible graphics-intensive workloads that were previously only possible on iMac Pro.
Blackmagic eGPU Pro costs $ 1,199 when available. Are you planning to pick up one? Let us know in the comments and see our review of the non-Pro model below.
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