Speed Up Post-Production with the New Blackmagic GPU Expander

Blackmagic Design has released a Thunderbolt 3 Expansion box that should save you time.

Blackmagic has just announced the creation of an external GPU box, working in collaboration with Apple. Designed as a complement to the MacBook Pro, the new eGPU has an AMD Radeon Pro 580 built into the box, bringing 8GB of GDDR5 graphics memory, which should help with larger renders on 4K and 8K projects.

Combined with four USB3 ports, two T3 ports, and an HDMI port, this should be hugely popular as an on-set tool for faster image review and dailies stations. With speeds of up to 2.5 times the 15" MacBook Pro (or even 7x the 13" MacBook Pro), this could be a huge time saver and could potentially make the 13" a more appealing option for 'posties' who have stuck with the 15" for its graphics horsepower.

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