2016 MacBook Pro 15 [i7, 4 core] + RX 6900 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (BlackBeast Pro)
BlackBeast Pro eGPU
Installation was plug & play.
Geekbench 5 benchmark:
Installation was plug & play. My MacBook only has 4GB of VRAM. With BlackBeast Pro I was able to utilize 16GB of VRAM and a more powerful graphics card.
Overall I am happy with the plug & play experience
Thank you for your post.
Also why not connect the displays to eGPU directly? Odd decision to have separate dongle for that.
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@mac_editor, Currently I use HDMI, but the BlackBeast Pro only has Displayport outputs. I have ordered 2x Displayport cables so I can connect the displays directly to my eGPU.
@hanserik2099, Does the eGPU enclosure provide direct access to the four monitor output ports on the installed graphics card? It's a silly design if the standard graphics card ports are blocked or only accessible through adapters to provide output.
Call me a cynic, but has anyone checked the IP address of the two new joiners both having black beast pros? Feels to me like they may originate from the same place…
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@eightarmedpet, That was my line of thinking too, because I recall there was another build guide with few details from a couple weeks ago. I'm curious to learn more about the inner workings of this eGPU enclosure, but it seems the manufacturer is making it hard for everybody.
I think this product is going to struggle competing with existing offerings. One top of that, there are new eGPU enclosures coming out this year. There are also more Thunderbolt and M.2/PCIe products to piece components together for a DIY eGPU. Of course GPU price and availability is the only limiting factor.