Apple has put out a turbocharger for your graphic needs—the Blackmagic EGPU. Blackmagic is an external accelerator that you can use in conjunction with your Mac to improve performance with programs like DaVinci Resolve, 3D games, or VR. The tower features a built-in Radeon Pro 580 and connects via Thunderbolt 3. Blackmagic also features an HDMI output, 85W of power, an extra Thunderbolt 3 connection, and four more USB 3.1 connections.
Whether you’re a designer, programmer, or gamer, Blackmagic can amplify what your computer is capable of. It can improve graphics, or boost computations. Creative workflows like editing, color correction, and visual effects. If you’re working on image processing, Blackmagic can make games and VR more realistic with higher resolution images, higher frame rate gameplay, better lighting, and more detailed textures. The Radeon processor plays a big role in delivering the performance, but the addition of 8GB of GDDR5 RAM as well as a 256-bit memory bandwidth with 36 discreet compute units pushing the processing power up to 5.5 teraflops. What does that all mean? Blackmagic can fill 38.4 billion textured pixels per second—that’s more detail than you can possibly comprehend.
Blackmagic also has an iconic design, so it will look great on your desk. The machine anodized finish is a part of the single piece aluminum extrusion. The thermal grill provides balanced airflow, convection cooling, and efficient heat dissipation, allowing the variable speed fan to run more slowly and quietly.