Adding an eGPU to an Apple pc wasn’t potential till OSX Mojave was launched. Now your MacE book Pro, MacE book Air, Mac mini, iMac, or any Thunderbolt three geared up PC can have the added energy of an eGPU. This opens up a variety of potentialities to extend the efficiency and rendering time for video manufacturing on Thunderbolt three geared up computer systems.
For CES 2019, OWC introduced the brand new up to date Mercury Helios FX 650, The OWC Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU comes able to have the GPU of your selection put in. With help constructed into the newest macOS and Windows 10, including this processing energy is so simple as plugging the Mercury Helios FX 650 into a pc’s Thunderbolt three port. And with a big variable velocity, temperature-controlled fan, the Mercury Helios FX performs properly even in probably the most noise-sensitive environments. Don’t count on silence for the reason that GPU card itself has one or two followers however the fan put in within the eGPU is bigger and spins slower to assist with noise.
Unlike the Blackmagic eGPU and Pro mannequin, the Helios FX 650 is upgradeable. Tech strikes quick so that you may as nicely get a field that may be upgraded. That’s higher for you, and the setting, producing a lot much less e-waste. The chassis is manufactured from recyclable supplies as nicely.
To sustain with energy hungry playing cards the Mercury Helios FX 650 has a 650W ATX energy provide.
One factor you don’t get is extra ports and it is because including them will lower the bandwidth of the Mercury Helios FX 650 and if rendering velocity and efficiency is what you need then including extra units to the eGPU is a foul concept.
What about NVIDIA playing cards?
Recently there was a variety of drama concerning the shortage of NVIDIA drivers for Mac, there’s even a petition for it addressed to Apple CEO, Tim Cook.
Recently there have been some developments on the NVIDIA boards with a developer saying that they had been now engaged on the drivers with Apple which needs to be obtainable quickly. Who is aware of how quickly this is able to be although. This would even be nice information for RED customers with the latest 8K playback updates.
OWC Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU Key options
- Enhance VR, AR, 3D, and video workflows
- Elevate gaming efficiency
- Works with any Thunderbolt three laptop computer and desktop
- Ready to go, plug in resolution
- Upgradeable eGPU chassis
- Recyclable chassis
- Mac and Windows PC appropriate
- 100W pocket book energy and charging
- Add HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI connectivity
- Thunderbolt cable included
Availability and Pricing
The OWC Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU is accessible now by MacSales at an MSRP beginning at $399 USD