Blackmagic eGPU on Macbook Pro support

Hello,

I am about to order a dev kit but I would like to use it on a Macbook Pro (late 2016, 2.4GHz Core i7). I’m thinking of getting an external GPU ( Blackmagic eGPU | Blackmagic Design ), has anyone tried this? The Blackmagic eGPUs come with either an AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 or the AMD Radeon Pro 580. Would the RX Vega 56 be enough or should I go for the high end Pro 580?

Thank you,
Razvan

Hi,

Whether it will be enough depends on what kind of work you’re doing.
Haven’t tried the Blackmagic eGPU, but I used Razor’s eGPU + AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 with my 2018 MacBook Pro, and it works pretty well on static content, or even Holoplay.js/webGL content; but for Unity development it’s usable but not very smooth. If you’re doing Unity development, maybe get the better one?