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Topic: eGPU

BlackMagic eGPU not just for HDMI and Thunderbolt 3 displays, but also for any USB-C monitor

07/19/2018, 11:07 am

The Blackmagic eGPU isn't just the first one to accelerate the Thunderbolt 3 LG Ultrafine 5K, but will boost any two displays that can connect to the unit with USB-C or HDMI.

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The 2018 six-core MacBook Pro with eGPU gives the iMac Pro a run for its money

07/16/2018, 02:07 pm

Between the benefits, the constraints, and the price of Apple's top "Pro"-level machines, the MacBook Pro gives the iMac Pro a a solid fight for the crown of Apple's best machine. AppleInsider looks at how close the battle is -- and how an eGPU could be the deciding factor.

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Hands on with the new Apple and Blackmagic Thunderbolt 3 eGPU

07/15/2018, 11:07 am

Along with Thursday's 2018 Macbook Pro refresh, Apple also announced a partnership with Blackmagic Design which resulted in a new external GPU with an 8GB AMD Radeon Pro 580 GPU -- and AppleInsider has it on the test bench.

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Podcast discusses the new MacBook Pro, alleged industrial espionage, and iOS USB Restricted Mode

07/13/2018, 09:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew discuss the new MacBook Pro, allegations of industrial espionage as an engineer is said to have stolen secrets from Apple and tried to board a flight to China, and iOS USB Restricted Mode and what it means for you.

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Apple & Blackmagic launch new eGPU to match updated MacBook Pros

07/12/2018, 09:07 am

Accompanying the refreshed MacBook Pros launched on Thursday, Apple is now also preparing an external GPU developed in cooperation with Blackmagic, which sports an AMD Radeon Pro 580 GPU with 8 gigabytes of memory.

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What's new in macOS 10.13.5: Messages in iCloud

06/01/2018, 03:06 pm

A few days after the iOS 11.4 update, macOS 10.13.5 has finally been unleashed for the Mac. While primarily focused on bug fixes, there are at least a couple things of note here in Apple's latest update.

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Razer launches Mac compatible Core X eGPU for $299

05/22/2018, 03:05 am

Gaming hardware specialist Razer on Tuesday released the Razer Core X, an all-new external GPU enclosure that, thanks to Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, is compatible with Macs running macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra.

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First Look: $599 Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box gives compact eGPU power to MacBook Pro

05/08/2018, 12:05 pm

Long-time video card supplier Gigabyte now has an all-in-one package for Mac users looking to get into Thunderbolt 3 eGPU technology, and AppleInsider is testing the latest version.

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First look: Sonnet's eGFX Breakaway Puck RX570 delivers on-the-go graphics power to MacBook Pro

04/17/2018, 04:04 pm

The Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck packs a Radeon RX570 GPU inside a portable, Thunderbolt 3-compatible package, offering MacBook users a take-anywhere graphics boost.

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eGPU support for Nvidia GPU, plus Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 connections arrive with pair of hacks

04/11/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple's purge of external GPU enclosures using Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 from macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 has prompted action from the eGPU community, resulting in the creation of scripts that add the compatibility back, plus another that allow for Nvidia card use instead of being limited to AMD cards.

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Apple details eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra, notes no Nvidia support

03/30/2018, 10:03 am

The release of macOS 10.13.4 brings with it official external GPU support by Apple, but the company is recommending specific enclosures/chassis and cards, excluding ones some people might hope to use.

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Apple debuts macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 with Business Chat and eGPU support

03/29/2018, 07:03 pm

Apple today updated macOS to version 10.13.4, bringing new features like Business Chat in Messages and support for external GPU (eGPU) enclosures to Mac users.

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Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2 eGPU compatibility purged from macOS High Sierra beta 5

03/14/2018, 10:03 am

Monday's update to the High Sierra 10.13.4 beta has continued to advance external GPU technology, but at a cost -- older hardware using Thunderbolt 2 including the cylinder Mac Pro -- are out out luck at present.

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First look: Mantiz MZ-02 Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure in space gray

02/20/2018, 11:02 am

After AppleInsider examined the Mantiz MZ-02 eGPU, the company expanded its line slightly, but more importantly, refined the internals a bit.

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MacBook Pro eGPUs gain full clamshell mode and hot-plug capabilities in Apple's macOS 10.13.4 beta

01/25/2018, 09:01 am

AppleInsider testing has shown significant improvement in eGPU implementation in Apple's new macOS 10.13.4 beta, boasting a dynamic clamshell mode working as expected regardless of monitor configuration, and a new menu on the desktop allowing users to disconnect from a connected enclosure without necessitating a logout.

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Asus XG Station Pro Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure has slim form factor, external power supply

01/08/2018, 09:01 am

Asus has abandoned large enclosures for it's latest Thunderbolt 3 external GPU expansion case, with the new XG Station Pro separating the power supply's bulk and heat from the enclosure.

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Apple 2017 year in review: All of the products Apple announced that won't ship until 2018

01/01/2018, 03:01 pm

This year was somewhat uncharacteristic for Apple in terms of product announcements, as the company unveiled or preannounced a number of new devices that didn't actually ship in 2017. Rather than needing to rely on rumors or guesswork, we can tell you with a greater degree of certainty that these products are officially on the horizon from Apple.

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Apple 2017 year in review: The 'Pro' desktop market is revisited with the iMac Pro, with more in the pipeline

12/30/2017, 12:12 am

After years of no updates to Apple's "Pro" desktop line, the company uncharacteristically made some public statements in April about a forthcoming line refresh, which led to the iMac Pro's release in December. But, the remarks made may or may not ultimately lead to what Apple fans want to see.

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Hands On: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck with Radeon RX 560

11/21/2017, 01:11 am

External GPU enclosures can be pretty massive. Sonnet has a solution to the problem with the portable eGFX Breakaway Puck -- and AppleInsider has one to test.

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Sonnet ships Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Breakaway Box 550 with sufficient power for Vega 56 PCI-E card

11/13/2017, 11:11 pm

Sonnet has added to its line of external GPU enclosures with the new 550W version of the eGFX Breakaway Box, with the heftier power supply able to handle a wider array of PCI-E video cards.

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