If you have both a discrete GPU and an external GPU
on a system, the external GPU
is considered the high performance GPU.
The macOS High Sierra update introduced a new Apple File System (APFS), High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC), new HEIF image encoding, as well as the updated version of Metal with VR and external GPU
Through a newly-announced external GPU
, developers and
The difference of the two is whether an external GPU
is employed or an integrated one is employed.
The connection between the external GPU
enclosure configured with Radeon R9 300 Series graphics is made possible over Intel's Thunderbolt 3, and can be connected or disconnected at any time, a first for external GPUs
However, the data connectors for the graphics card are a little tricky and the iFixit team said that this stacks up fairly well for current Apple GPU offerings, the proprietary nature, and lack of an elegant external GPU
option, may age this device before its time.
Designed with Gen3 x16 for connection, the Netstor external GPU
enclosure is committed to providing high-speed data bandwidth up to 128Gbps to host computer, ensuring multi-GPU computing cooperates seamlessly with CPU of workstation for operation.
0 ports, one USB Type-C port that comes with Thunderbolt 3 and external GPU
support, an HDMI 2.
25 -- A Kickstarter campaign for an external GPU
dock that can be attached to a MacBook to improve its graphics capabilities has already crossed its intended goal.