The Apple MacBook Pro refresh has been announced and even the top of the line models come with the AMD Radeon RX560X graphics solution. That might not be enough for some users and if you are looking for a more powerful solution then this RX 580 powered Apple MacBook Pro external GPU might be the answer to your problem.
This RX 580 powered Apple MacBook Pro external GPU is brought to you in collaboration with Blackmagic. The specifications of the RX 580 featured in this external GPU is the same as the normal version and it features 2304 stream processors, 256-bit bus and 8 GB of GDDR5 memory. The graphics cards are based on the 14nm process and use the Polaris 20 architecture.
The RX 580 powered Apple MacBook Pro external GPU needs external power but the housing seems to be well made and also has plenty of ports to offer. The RX 580 powered Apple MacBook Pro external GPU comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, four USB 3.0 ports and 85W power supply.
The laptop can be charged using the Thunderbolt 3 ports and can be simultaneously connected with a display, as well as a VR headset. The MacBook Pro external GPU will cost you $699 but as of right now we do not have a release date for the device. Stay tuned for more updates regarding the device and when it will be coming out.
The 2018 Apple MacBook Pro refresh is pretty impressive and you can configure the laptop with a 6-core i9 chip. Other than that, you now have the option for configuring up to 32 GB of RAM as well as up to 34 TB of SSD storage. While the refresh offers the most powerful configuration to date, whether or not it is worth the Apple premium is debatable.
Let us know what you think about the RX 580 powered Apple MacBook Pro external GPU and whether or not this is something that you are interested in getting.