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.
Intel yesterday unveiled its tenth-generation processors code-named "Ice Lake" that while bringing only modest compute improvements accelerate tasks such as machine learning, encryption, video compression, encoding and decoding by a large margin.
Apple is readying a new developer API for writing macOS device drivers, but what does it have to do with a rumored modular Mac Pro that could be previewed at WWDC 2019 on June 3?
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.
As we told you this morning, refreshed iMacs offer not only faster CPUs but more affordable RAM and GPU upgrade options, too. As it turns out, Apple's now lowered prices on flash storage upgrades for the new MacBook Air, Mac mini and MacBook Pro models, as well as tweaked some other build-to-order options for iMac Pro and Mac Pro.
In addition to refreshing the consumer iMac line this morning with a 2x faster performance via up to six-core Intel Core i9 CPU options and new GPU upgrades (Vega 20 for 21.5-inch models and Vega 48 for 27-inch models), Apple just added some fresh new RAM and GPU options to its iMac Pro all-in-one, which launched in December 2017.
You can change the resolution of your computer monitor on demand, so why shouldn’t the same logic apply to the display on your smartphone?
It seems like a ridiculous limitation, and if you were thinking along the same lines, then you might enjoy a free jailbreak tweak called Upscale by iOS developers bd452 and Julio Verne.
Apple’s MacBook Pro has been my personal computer of choice for almost a decade now, and while I’ve loved every upgrade along the way, I can’t help but feel like Apple could do better.
Given just how expensive a MacBook Pro becomes as you start pegging out the specs on Apple’s website, it seems like Apple could do more to help me justify the price point. With that in mind, I’ll discuss at least ten ways Apple could improve their flagship notebook in this piece.
All new iPhones run Apple's latest A12 Bionic system-on-a-chip and synthetic benchmarks like Geekbench 4 confirm this. According to the CPU, GPU and GPU compute scores for iPhone XR, Apple's colorful phone basically offers identical performance to the premium iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max smartphones, but in a package with a longer battery life that costs $250 less.
Apple's Mac mini was refreshed last week and it's quite a beast, according to the first Geekbench 4 synthetic benchmark scores pertaining to the pricier $1,099 model upgraded to an optional six-core 3.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor, resulting in a $1,299 configuration.
The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro introduced Tuesday have plenty of CPU and GPU power to make them comparable in terms of processing speed to Apple's nearly $3,000 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro notebook outfitted with Intel's six-core Core i7 chip.
On Tuesday, Apple unveiled a much-requested refresh of the Mac Mini, which sports powerful new hardware and a redesigned chassis constructed from fully-recycled aluminum.
In this piece, we outline the tech specs concerning Apple‘s all-new 2018 Mac Mini.