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Topic: eGPU

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 cases for the 2018 Mac mini and MacBook Air

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 MacBook Air or Mac mini.

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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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Round-up: user 'solutions' for thermal throttling of the i9 2018 MacBook Pro

07/24/2018, 11:07 am

It has been about a week since it was discovered that the i9 processor in the MacBook Pro can slow down below rated speed to cut back on thermal load. AppleInsider has been examining several proposed solutions by users since we first started talking about the issue, and has some thoughts on the matter.

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Fortnite at 5K? Testing out the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar & Blackmagic eGPU

07/23/2018, 02:07 pm

So the new 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro is a beast with the new i5 quad-core processor, but it's still packing integrated graphics that isn't much faster than last year's base 13-inch MacBook Pro's graphics. Luckily, the new Blackmagic eGPU can take care of that, and what better way is there to use it than to play some Fortnite?

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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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