Blackmagic eGPU Pro Discontinued

Blackmagic today informed MacRumors that it is no longer manufacturing its Blackmagic eGPU Pro due to AMD discontinuing its Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics chip.

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Apple removed the Blackmagic eGPU Pro from its online store earlier this week, just days after marking the product as temporarily out of stock. The standard Blackmagic eGPU with AMD Radeon Pro 580 graphics remains available to purchase for the time being, but with a lengthy shipping estimate of 10-12 weeks.

Priced at $1,199, the Blackmagic eGPU Pro first came out in October 2018 alongside refreshed Mac mini and MacBook Air models.

It is unclear if the Blackmagic eGPU Pro will return with a newer graphics chip at a later date.

Top Rated Comments

now i see it Avatar
27 months ago
The example photo clearly illustrates the absurdity of it all— go to all the trouble of making a tiny computer only to have a mini tower sized graphics card enclosure plopped next to it on the desk
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adamjackson Avatar
27 months ago
What's replacing the Vega 56? Seems IDK weird that they'd just kill it instead of updating to the latest and greatest.

Apple and NVIDIA need to kiss and make up.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ssgbryan Avatar
27 months ago

2 1/2 years? You do know that Apple releases new iPhones and iPads every year right?
But we are talking about computers, not phones.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CWallace Avatar
27 months ago
I'm guessing we will see a refresh with the W5700X or something similar from the Navi GPU family. Maybe even an RDNA 2 option once AMD formally releases them.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hastings101 Avatar
27 months ago
Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think you can replace the GPUs in these so it seems kind of a weak choice compared to other solutions.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ruka.snow Avatar
27 months ago

Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think you can replace the GPUs in these so it seems kind of a weak choice compared to other solutions.
They can drive the pro display and are really quiet compared to a build your own.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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