When Apple added support for External GPUs, at macOS High Sierra, a manufacturer soon emerged as one of the main “flagship” of the novelty: the Blackmagic, which started selling its complete solutions in the Apple store – the eGPU and the eGPU Pro, two complete packages consisting of a GPU drawer, the graphics card itself and some extras.
For now Blackmagic has discontinued the most expensive member of the duo. According to MacRumors, the manufacturer has already stopped selling the eGPU Pro at the Apple store and on its official channels.
The reason for the death of the peripheral is simple: recently, OMG discontinued the Radeon RX Vega 56, which was precisely the card that fitted the eGPU Pro. There is no information as to whether Blackmagic will soon launch a new version of the accessory with an updated chip or if that means the definitive end of the eGPU Pro.
Obviously, the loss will not be as drastic for potential buyers: the manufacturer continues to sell the “ordinary” eGPU at the American Apple store, which costs $ 700 and is equipped with an AMD Radeon Pro 580 and 8GB of memory, plus two Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB 3.0 and one HDMI 2.0.
For those who want other plate options, you can also buy separate drawers and choose any model with which macOS is compatible. The range of choices is growing.