After a second half year of Apple news almost entirely dedicated to the professional sector, it was already surprising that since Blackmagic they did not show any signs of life. The company has released an update for its Apple-recommended discrete GPUs to work with the XDR Pro Display .
This is the 1.2 version of its firmware , now officially announced as a free download for everyone with this eGPU connected to their Mac. Thanks to this, the XDR Pro Display and its 6K resolution will be able to work on any Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 port that does not support the display officially and natively.
Mac mini , or some MacBook Pro models that do not have the graphics power to support the 6K resolution of the XDR Pro Display. This may raise debates about whether it is really useful to combine these computers with an eGPU to take advantage of a 6000 euro display, but they are welcome if this has the advantage that it can be done at least. The only requirement is that Macs have a Thunderbolt 3 port.
On AppleThe Apple Pro Display XDR also works with an iPad Pro or MacBook 2015
Macs are compatible with some other brands’ eGPUs, but Blackmagic’s are the ones Apple recommends for officially vitaminizing your computers. You can buy them at the Apple Store, both the base model with the graphics card Radeon Pro 580 with 8 GB of memory for 695 euros and the Pro model with the card Radeon RX Vega 56 with 8 GB of memory for 1,359 euros. Unfortunately the eGPU are not available at the Mexican Apple Store.