Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic eGPU

Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic eGPU, a high
performance graphics processor for pro creative software such as DaVinci
Resolve, 3D games and VR. Designed in collaboration with Apple, the
Blackmagic eGPU features a built-in Radeon Pro 580, two Thunderbolt 3
ports, HDMI 2.0, 85W of charging power and four USB 3.1 connections. It
comes in an integrated design that brings high-end desktop class
graphics processing to MacBook Pro for professional video workflows, 3D
games and immersive VR. And, the Blackmagic eGPU is the first to support
Thunderbolt 3 displays.

The Blackmagic eGPU is available now for only US$699 exclusively on
Apple.com and in select Apple Retail stores worldwide.

Designed to address the needs of professional video editors, Hollywood
colorists and visual effects artists who need to remain mobile, but want
the power of a desktop class GPU added to their MacBook Pro, the
Blackmagic eGPU is incredibly flexible and simply plugs in via
Thunderbolt 3, so users can benefit from improved graphics performance
and acceleration of computational tasks. It’s perfect for speeding up
professional creative application workflows including editing, color
correction and visual effects with DaVinci Resolve. The Blackmagic eGPU
adds the performance customers need to make the latest 3D games and VR
look more realistic than ever. That means customers will get higher
resolution images, higher frame rate gameplay, better lighting and more
detailed textures for truly immersive experiences, even on a laptop
computer.

Featuring an elegant, textured finish design, Blackmagic eGPU is
extruded from a single piece of aluminum and features a unique thermal
cooling system that’s been designed to perfectly balance the airflow and
dissipate heat more efficiently. The cooling system also enables
extremely quiet operation as low as 18dB, vital for those working in
video production and audio engineering environments.

The Blackmagic eGPU features a Radeon Pro 580 graphics processor that
delivers stunning graphics and incredible computational performance. You
get 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, 256-bit memory bandwidth and 36 discreet compute
units for up to 5.5 teraflops of processing power. The Radeon Pro 580
can fill a massive 38.4 billion textured pixels per second! In addition,
the Blackmagic eGPU supports Metal graphics technology from Apple, which
provides near-direct access to the GPU for maximizing graphics and
compute performance with games and applications.

Customers running DaVinci Resolve 15 can expect increased performance
for editing with more real time effects, color corrections with more
nodes and spectacular ResolveFX such as film grain, light rays, blurs
and more. DaVinci Resolve 15 also fully supports multiple GPUs, as well
as Metal, so it’s the best way to get the full benefit of the Blackmagic
eGPU. Customers can download DaVinci Resolve 15 now free of charge from
the Blackmagic Design website for the best editing, color correction,
audio post and visual effects solution available.

In addition to graphics and computational acceleration, the Blackmagic
eGPU is also the perfect docking hub for connecting devices such as
keyboards, mice, Thunderbolt monitors, big screen HDMI televisions, high
speed storage and more. It features two 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3
connections, a built-in 4 port USB hub and HDMI which supports 4K
output. Plus, the connections are ergonomically spaced, making it easy
to connect and disconnect peripherals.

When it comes to power, the Blackmagic eGPU has a massive built-in power
supply that powers the GPU while also providing 85W of downstream power
via Thunderbolt 3 for charging laptop computers and powering
peripherals. The power supply works from 100V to 240V and features a
standard IEC power connector so it can be used anywhere in the world.

“The Blackmagic eGPU is the world’s first eGPU designed specifically for
accelerating professional video workflows with DaVinci Resolve,” said
Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “It also adds the performance
customers need for truly immersive, more realistic looking 3D game and
VR experiences. Best of all, the Blackmagic eGPU gives you desktop class
graphics performance on a laptop computer!”

Availability and Price

The Blackmagic eGPU is available now for only US$699 exclusively from
the Apple store and selected Apple retail outlets worldwide.

Press Photography

Product photos of the Blackmagic eGPU, as well as all other Blackmagic
Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/images.

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing
products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters,
video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders,
waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post
production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s
DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and
affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award
winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television
and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground
breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and
stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post
production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the
USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go
to www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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