As iDownloadBlog reported a few days ago, the new Apple Silicon-powered M1 Macs do not support external GPUs (eGPU), but that could be a temporary hiccup. That's because macOS Big Sur has bee discovered to detect a connected eGPU over Thunderbolt 3, although it's not exposed to the user or actually accessible for compute and graphics tasks.
The new M1 laptop chip in Apple's refreshed Mac mini, as well as in the 13-inch MacBook Air and Pro models, maxes out at 32 gigabytes of RAM. Also, it doesn't support external GPUs (eGPU) via Thunderbolt like its Intel-based counterpart does. Here's what's going on...
BlackMagic yesterday released a new firmware update for users of its external GPUs which brings compatibility with Apple's new Pro Display XD 6K monitor to unsupported Macs.
Macs equipped with Thunderbolt 3 can boost graphics performance using an external graphics processor (eGPU). Here's a rundown of how this technology works, what it's good for, and how to get a Mac eGPU.
Feral Interactive announced Tuesday the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition for Mac and Linux, marking the culmination of the trilogy that describes famed video game adventurer Lara Croft's origin story. Feral previously brought forth the Mac and Linux versions of Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
External GPU (eGPU) support for your Mac became a reality thanks to macOS Mojave. In fact, Apple Stores have been offering BlackMagic's $699 Radeon Pro 580 and $1,199 Vega 56 eGPUs for months now. But if you're looking for a cheaper eGPU option, the iPhone maker is now selling Sonnet's affordable $400 Breakaway Puck featuring Radeon RX 560 graphics.