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The fifth beta of Mojave macOS makes it easy to use an eGPU in individual applications

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Successive beta versions of Mojave macOS are offering advances in the graphics capabilities of your applications when we connect an external GPU to the Mac. And in the beta 5 we have found the option to tell the system to take advantage of the benefits of these eGPUs in individual applications .

The fifth beta of Mojave macOS makes it easy to use an eGPU in individual applications
The fifth beta of Mojave macOS makes it easy to use an eGPU in individual applications

Until now, what you could do is take advantage of the eGPU by connecting an external display to its ports. To do this in individual applications even without any external monitor connected, you had to resort to terminal commands, but in Mojave macros you can do this through an easily localizable system option.

It is located in the information window of each application: just select one and press CMD+I to display that dialog. In the general information section you can find the option ‘Prefer an external GPU’ , which is perfect for use in programs such as Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Garageband and other professional creativity programs.

Logically, for those who play on Mac that will also be a big advantage : we can make macOS use the integrated graphics for the system but squeeze as much as possible from the eGPU for titles like Fortnite. Those games will only need to be compatible with Mojave macOS.

Remember that in order to use all this you need a Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 connection (previous Thunderbolt generations do not work) and an external GPU which can be the Blackmagic eGPU or any other compatible model.

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