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Topic: eGPU

AMD Radeon RX 5700 works in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

10/18/2019, 08:10 am

Apple is extending its support of AMD GPUs to macOS Catalina, with the second developer beta for macOS 10.15.1 enabling Radeon RX5700 compatibility with the operating system, possibly as a first step ahead of support for the Mac Pro's Radeon Pro Vega II and Duo cards.

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Apple's macOS Catalina causing problems with select eGPU setups

10/14/2019, 10:10 am

Despite overall feature and performance improvements for external GPUs, the new macOS Catalina is now failing to work correctly with certain combinations of Mac and GPU card.

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Apple clarifies which PCI-e GPU cards are suitable for which eGPU enclosures

07/01/2019, 08:07 am

Updated support documents from Apple add new specific recommendations for eGPU enclosures and graphics cards, plus some new notes on usage.

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Razer Core X Chroma Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure adds 4 USB-A & Gigabit Ethernet

04/16/2019, 09:04 am

Gaming peripheral producer Razer has introduced an updated version of its Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure, with the Core X Chroma offering a better power supply than the original model, increased connectivity options, and customizable RGB lighting.

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New Adobe Creative Cloud video editing applications now dramatically boosted by eGPU

04/07/2019, 09:04 am

Sonnet and Adobe have announced that the new releases of Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Adobe Media Encoder -- all part of Adobe Creative Cloud -- now take advantage of Thunderbolt-connected eGPUs to enhance their performance.

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Sonnet eGFX Radeon RX 560 Breakaway Puck hits Apple retail soon, but you don't have to wait

04/05/2019, 03:04 pm

A less expensive external GPU option for Thunderbolt 3 Macs, the Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560, is now available through Apple's online store and may soon hit some physical outlets, but there are options for buying now.

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Radeon VII will be compatible with macOS Mojave 10.14.5

04/02/2019, 12:04 pm

Now available at retail, AMD's Radeon VII graphics card can be used in a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure with the latest macOS Mojave beta.

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Apple's macOS adds official support for AMD Radeon RX 560 eGPUs

02/21/2019, 07:02 pm

Apple in an update to a support document on Thursday announced initial macOS external graphics card compatibility with AMD's Radeon RX 560, as accomplished through Sonnet's Radeon RX 560 eGFX Breakaway Puck.

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Video: Should you get an eGPU for your new 2018 Mac mini?

02/16/2019, 11:02 am

The 2018 Mac mini is a welcome refresh to the compact Mac product line, but the Intel graphics are weak. AppleInsider examines whether it is worth the extra expense of adding an external GPU to the Mac mini.

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Video: Nvidia support was abandoned in macOS Mojave, and here's why

02/14/2019, 11:02 am

Apple's macOS Mojave is a great software update for most users. But, it isn't for those who are using an Nvidia graphics card in their Mac Pro or inside of an external GPU enclosure, so let's talk about why.

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Apple's management doesn't want Nvidia support in macOS, and that's a bad sign for the Mac Pro

01/18/2019, 08:01 am

Apple just doesn't allow modern Nvidia GPUs on macOS Mojave, and this is a dramatic change from only six months ago. Given that a new Mac Pro is coming that could support Nvidia cards, and there are already eGPUs that should, it's time that Apple did.

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PowerColor, VisionTek roll out new Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosures

01/15/2019, 12:01 pm

Two new Mac-compatible and upgradable eGPU enclosures have been announced, the PowerColor Mini Pro Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Box 240FU, and the VisionTek Thunderbolt 3 Mini eGFX.

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OWC launches Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU, new portable storage, USB-C 'ClingOn' cable stabilizer

01/06/2019, 10:01 am

Other World Computing has launched a number of new items for CES 2019, including the Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU, a number of new USB-C and Thunderbolt storage appliances, and a new USB-C cable stabilization system called 'ClingOn.'

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Last call: Enter to win a Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box with AMD Radeon 580 graphics card for your MacBook Pro

11/23/2018, 03:11 pm

Gigabyte's RX 580 Gaming Box, complete with an AMD 8GB Radeon 580 video card, is up for grabs this week during our holiday giveaway. This portable eGPU solution features Thunderbolt 3 plug and play connectivity for use with USB-C Macs, including current MacBook Pros.

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Blackmagic eGPU Pro offers Radeon RX Pro Vega 56 graphical boost to Thunderbolt 3 Macs

10/30/2018, 12:10 pm

Apple has launched a new version of its eGPU enclosure that it developed with Blackmagicdesign to boost the graphical processing of Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs, with the Blackmagic eGPU Pro boasting a new Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card.

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Tested: MacBook Pro Fortnite gaming with a $1500 AMD WX 9100 eGPU

08/30/2018, 11:08 am

AMD's Radeon Pro WX 9100 is billed as a workstation graphics card, but how does it perform as a gaming GPU for Mac? We pair the WX 9100 with Sonnet's GFX Breakaway Box to find out.

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Testing an AMD WX 9100 eGPU with the 15-inch i9 MacBook Pro

08/25/2018, 11:08 am

Apple's eGPU support extends beyond consumer-grade cards. AppleInsider takes a look at the AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100 GPU workstation card, inside a Sonnet eGFX 650 Breakaway Box.

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Review: Apple and Blackmagic's eGPU with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity

08/12/2018, 01:08 pm

AppleInsider takes an in-depth look at Apple and Blackmagic's Thunderbolt-enabled eGPU, testing the MacBook-accelerating hardware with a gamut of tests from 5K gaming to video editing. We show you everything that sets this eGPU apart from the pack.

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The best Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosures for the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

08/02/2018, 12:08 pm

We've been talking about external GPUs for a while, even before Apple decided to launch official support for the technology. As a result, we've used them all, and have a few we'd like to recommend if you're getting into the technology for the first time with your new 13-inch MacBook pro or MacBook Air.

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What's new in macOS Mojave Beta 5: Wallpapers & new eGPU options

07/31/2018, 11:07 am

On Monday, Apple provided the fifth beta of macOS Mojave to developers -- although what changed was not immediately noticeable. After some digging, there is a fair amount added nearly two months since initial tests began.

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