Apple yesterday showed not only the new MacBook Pro. She also introduced external graphics adapter created in collaboration with the Australian company Blackmagic Design. The novelty is already available for $ 699.
This graphics card is based on the accelerator Radeon Pro 580 with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory and a data bus of 256 bits. As stated, the connection Blackmagic eGPU allows three times to speed up graphics on a 15-inch MacBook Pro. While the 13-inch model, some tasks will be faster eight times.
The accelerator is equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB 3.1 and one HDMI 2.0. Plus, it supports monitor LG UltraFine 5K. This display is officially recommended by Apple for the MacBook Pro. Power supply eGPU is enough to charge a laptop via a Thunderbolt port 3, because it delivers up to 85 watts of power.
Note that at the end of March operating macOS High Sierra has got the support of an external graphics card that should improve graphics performance in all compatible laptops and desktop computers like MacBook and iMac. It will also allow you to run them in VR applications.