New macs with support for external GUP coming spring 2018?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by matt3526, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. matt3526 macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2011
    Has any one else spotted this? On Apples page for high sierra under the VR section, it says:

    "...virtual reality experiences on Mac for the first time, using the new iMac with Retina 5K display, the new iMac Pro coming in late 2017 or any supported Mac paired with an external GPU.3 "

    If you scroll to the bottom to see what the 3 means, it says "Planned for spring 18".

    I didn't watch they keynote so I don't know if they announced it there, but it looks like apple will be finally releasing macs with official support to connect them to external GPU's. That's quite exciting in my opinion!
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 603

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    It was very much presented during the keynote. They will even be selling an eGPU with Radeon 580.
  3. matt3526 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2011

    That's fantastic news :) and it's about time too!
  4. jeanlain, Jun 6, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2017

    jeanlain macrumors 65816

    Mar 14, 2009
    eGPU support will come in 2018, but you won't need a new Mac for that, only a thunderbolt 3 Mac.
    It'll probably be enabled by a software update.
  5. trollied macrumors member


    Nov 22, 2009
    Hope Valley, UK
    eGPU support is already here, and you can buy an enclosure and GPU direct from Apple:

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