The partnership between Apple and Blackmagic saw the two companies showing off eGPU options for non- and pro users, with prices starting at $699.
But for folks who were waiting for the professional-grade external GPU option, the Blackmagic eGPU Pro didn’t make its initial launch window back in November. But with a launch penciled in for sometime in December, it looks like that goal has been met. The Apple and Blackmagic eGPU Pro is now available to buy from Apple’s online store, with initial delivery set for the middle of January.
You will need to fork over $1,199.00 to get your hands on this external GPU. And if you put your order in right now and choose in-store pickup, Apple will have it ready for you on January 23. There doesn’t seem to be any faster shipping options available at the time of publication, though, so the free option will see powerful accessory arrive between January 16 and January 23.
Here’s Apple’s description of the eGPU Pro:
“Get workstation-class graphics performance on any Thunderbolt 3–enabled Mac. Adding to its lineup, Blackmagic Design introduces the new Blackmagic eGPU Pro featuring a Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics processor with 8GB of HBM2 memory. You’ll be able to run incredibly graphics-intensive workloads that were previously possible only on iMac Pro. Housed in an all-in-one aluminum enclosure similar to that of the Blackmagic eGPU, the Blackmagic eGPU Pro has a DisplayPort connector so customers can connect a DisplayPort display for their workstation setup. The eGPU has 8GB of HBM2 memory, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB 3 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a DisplayPort 1.4 port, allowing for 85W of power to charge your MacBook Pro at the same time.
The new Blackmagic eGPU Pro allows accelerated graphics-intensive pro app workflows and supersmooth gaming, enables VR experiences or content creation, and supports multiple accessories for the ultimate workstation setup.
With macOS Mojave, you can now use an eGPU to accelerate compatible apps on the built-in display of any Thunderbolt 3–enabled Mac.”
So, the wait is over! You can now place your order for the Blackmagic eGPU Pro if you are so inclined.
Who’s picking one up?