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mac_editor
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@itsage Their main page says "Certified by Apple and Intel." Is there such a thing as Apple certification? Also I tried searching this product here: https://thunderbolttechnology.net/products?tid=All&field_company_nid=All&field_prod_os_value_many_to_one=All&field_prod_tb_version_value_many_to_one=All and could not find it. I'm missing something I guess?

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itsage
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@mac_editor, I'm not aware of any Apple Certification process for eGPU products. I think they haven't cleaned up all of the verbiage from when they first marketed this product. It takes a while for Intel to fully certify and post "new" Thunderbolt products on that site. 

 

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@itsage, thank you for the clarifications!

 

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@mac_editor, I do hope they can get this product to the market. It's a nice concept to combine two TB3 connections in one box.

 

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@itsage, it’s certainly different, yes. Are you considering inviting them (if and once their product launches) to the forums again? Obviously they are planning to deliver a product far different from their initial proposals and bogus claims but they might have something relevant now. In any case, I’d be awaiting your review on it 😉

 

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@mac_editor, I actually had a very pleasant conversation with him and his family at CES last year. I told him I was more than willing to do a full review once this eGPU enclosure gets to production. I recall our biggest beef with Lagarhus was their insistence on claiming they worked with Apple on a solution to support Thunderbolt 2 devices.

The timeline may allow them to get Thunderbolt 4 controllers on this device too. Another intriguing aspect is the usage of this enclosure with two host computers at once. This would be very convenient in sharing the expansion resources and charging (90W PD). Thunderbolt networking would be a cool factor but I'm not sure how that may work.

 

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Pre-orders start 29 June, so in 12 days

 

https://www.blackbeastpro.com/newsroom/pre-ordering-starting-29th-of-june


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@ikir, feels a bit late, but lets see, also if they are offering (how?) RX6800's at retail price as a package it would be worth buying for that alone.

 

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Posted by: @eightarmedpet

@ikir, feels a bit late, but lets see, also if they are offering (how?) RX6800's at retail price as a package it would be worth buying for that alone.

 

The solution is indeed awesome, the price is ok. For me Apple Silicon support is mandatory since I have only a MacBook Pro 13" with M1 now but this depends on Apple and AMD.


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itsage
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@ikir, Thank you for sharing. Deliveries are projected for October.

 

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