Recently the US company announced some new and updated MacBooks which can also be upgraded with extra GPU power if necessary, they announced there collaboration with Blackmagic with a new Apple external GPU.
Apple’s new external GPU runs on AMD’s Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB VRAM, Apple says that it is good for 2.8x faster graphics performance and preview with the refreshed 15 inch MBP, it should be 8x faster than the GPU inside the new 13 inch MBP.
The Apple external GPU has :
- 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports
- 4 USB 3.0 ports
- 1 HDMI 2.0 port
This implicates that it can be doubled as a docking station, also. This GPU is the first to implant support for Thunderbolt 3 displays, such as the 5K LG display, which is also recommended by Apple itself for the MacBook Pro.
Pricing for the for the new Apple/Blackmagic external GPU is $699, which is also an Apple exclusive.