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Blackmagic eGPU Pro with Radeon RX Vega 56 release delayed to December

The same day as the new Mac mini and MacBook Air were announced last month, Blackmagic Design announced a new…

The same day as the new Mac mini and MacBook Air were announced last month, Blackmagic Design announced a new eGPU Pro intended for release in November. Apple has today updated its website for the product to show that the release has been postponed to December.

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The Blackmagic eGPU Pro has the powerful Radeon RX Vega 64 inside, giving a significantly faster GPU than its non-Pro predecessor. There is also a DisplayPort connection.

Here are the complete specifications:

  • Compatible with all Thunderbolt 3-enabled Macs
  • Radeon RX Vega 56 8 GB HBM2 Memory Processor
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • Four USB 3 Ports [19659006] HDMI 2.0 port
  • DisplayPort 1.4 port
  • 85W power supply
  • Height: 11.59 inch (29.44 cm)
  • Length: 6.96 inch (17.68 cm)
  • Width : 6.96 inches (17.68 cm)
  • Weight: 9.92 pounds (4.5kg)

Of course, Apple does not update its Web site for Blackmagic eGPU Pro to “December” any specific information about when it actually can be released. It may mean December 1, but more likely, we will not see a release later this month sometime. Before today, the webpage released a release in November.

Our own Jeff Benjamin reviewed the original Blackmagic eGPU and noted that while offering an impressive build quality, performance was not quite up to par. The new eGPU Pro will help fix it with the enhanced Radeon RX Vega 56. How does Apple describe the product and resembles it to iMac Pro:

Get workstation graphics performance on any Thunderbolt 3-enabled Mac. Blackmagic Design introduces its new Blackmagic eGPU Pro with a Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics processor with 8GB of HBM2 memory. You will be able to drive incredibly graphical intensive workloads that were previously only possible on iMac Pro.

BlackMagic eGPU Pro costs close to $ 1,199. Are you planning to choose one? Let us know in the comments and look at our review of the non-Pro model below.


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