Over the weekend Redditor u/Nzuk tested the performance of their 2019 MacBook Pro. Using a single Thunderbolt cable they connected four 4K displays, USB storage, and 10 gigabit ethernet. The specs of the Mac were an i9 8-core 2.3 GHz processor, 32 GB of RAM, AMD Vega 20 GPU, and a 1 TB SSD. Accessories used included an AKiTiO Node Pro, AKiTiO Node Lite, Audiolab MDAC and 8000P amp, with Bowers and Wilkins 685 S2 speakers. The Node Pro was the device powering the MacBook and the displays. It’s really interesting to see how far you can push Apple devices, and it sounds like you can push the 2019 MacBook Pro quite far.
The Blackmagic eGPU Pro will be available this week for delivery and in-store pickup, a month after it became available to order.
Delivery of the Apple Store-exclusive Blackmagic eGPU Pro is scheduled for as early as Tuesday, January 15th. In-store pickup is also available for most regions, and we’re seeing Wednesday availability for that.
Like its predecessor, the $1199 Blackmagic eGPU Pro is aimed at customers looking for a set-it-and-forget-it solution, and don’t mind paying a large premium for the privilege.
Along with new Touch Bar MacBook Pro models, Apple unveiled a new Blackmagic eGPU that’s available only through its own stores.
So far it doesn’t sound like it affects displays that connect directly to Macs using mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt.
In addition to going hand in hand with iOS 11.3, which was released earlier in the day, the update features Business Chat, support for external GPUs (eGPUs), Messages on iCloud, and more.
What looks like the final release notes for macOS 10.13.4 were accidentally leaked in French, and show that support for external graphics processors will finally be here, along with Business Chat in Messages.