Along with the new MacBook Pro, Apple released an external graphics card eGPU. It was developed in cooperation with Blackmagic Design, reports The Verge.
2017 at WWDC Apple announced that macOS High Sierra will support external video cards. This function to work in March 2018. Since then, several manufacturers introduced eGPU for Mac. Now it is the turn of Apple.
The company decided to enlist the support of Blackmagic Design. Apple sometimes in conjunction with other manufacturers developing the device. For example, it with LG monitor UltraFine 5K Display, which Apple recommends to use with MacBook Pro.
eGPU from Apple and Blackmagic Design is equipped with AMD Radeon Pro 580 with 8 GB of DDR5 video memory. Apple claims that the accessory is capable of 2.8 times, increase the performance of 15-dulmage MacBook Pro and the MacBook Pro 13 power increases eight times. On the body of the accessory has two Thunderbolt 3 port, four USB 3.1 and HDMI 2.
Unlike other eGPU, this comes with ready video card and quiet cooling system. The accessory costs $ 699 and will be sold in the Apple Store.