Apple's $1,199 Blackmagic eGPU Pro Now Available for Purchase, Delivers Mid-January

Apple's new Blackmagic eGPU Pro, first introduced alongside the Mac mini and MacBook Air in late October, can now be purchased from the online Apple Store.

Orders placed today for the $1,199 new eGPU are set to be delivered from January 15 to January 23. It's not known how much stock Apple has available, so those delivery times could slip after the first orders are placed.


The Blackmagic eGPU Pro features a Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics processor with 8GB HBM2 memory, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB 3 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, a DisplayPort 1.4 port, and 85W of power delivery, enough to power the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Like the prior non-Pro Blackmagic eGPU, the new version features an all-in-one aluminum enclosure. All of Apple's Thunderbolt 3-enabled Macs, including the Mac mini, the MacBook Air, and the MacBook Pro, work with the Blackmagic eGPU Pro.

When the eGPU was announced, Apple originally said it would be released in late November, but Apple later updated the product page to note that it wouldn't be released until December. Apple hit the December deadline, but deliveries won't begin until 2019.

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20 months ago
Only an $800 premium on top of the card by itself. That's... neat? The reasons to switch over to PCs for creative content production keep piling up.
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20 months ago
It is at least something for pros. Luckily BlackMagic are hardware geniuses.

But why am I still running 2010 Mac Pros just so that we can use nVidia cards is beyond crazy. Apple just seems lost when it comes to the people who make content - it is as if they are fighting against us.

The rotting, festering ecosystem that is Apple.

And no Tim, we can't run a render farm on an Apple Watch or a HomePod.

We can, of course, use a sad emoji to express how we feel you are treating Pros. :(
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20 months ago
I hate to be that guy, but this thing is heavily overpriced. It's best to wait a bit more and wait for a DIY solution, which might not look that "pretty" (to me it looks like a US-fridge) but comes in way cheaper and justifies this whole eGPU thing.

As Steve Jobs analyzed correctly on why Apple failed in the 90's (they went for profit rather than market share), they could really win the game if they offered an affordable Apple-branded eGPU-case. Instead they are selling bent iPads and unrepairable computers for a premium, and it will bite them. I'd love to be optimistic about this, but this is the reality right now.
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20 months ago
Vega 56 for the price of an already overpriced RTX 2080 TI!
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20 months ago
Unless you love being ripped off, don’t buy this. It’s an absolute joke and just shows how little Apple care about its customers.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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20 months ago
You can build a PC with the same GPU (or better) inside for less money.
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