Apple in an update to a support document on Thursday announced the first macOS external graphics card compatibility with AMD's Radeon RX 560, which achieved through Sonnet's Radeon RX 560 eGFX Breakaway Puck.
Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560 is now supported by macOS.
Listed in a change to Apple's document covering eGPU usage with macOS, the RX 560 compatibility comes more than one year after card support was first tested in early beta versions of macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra. This update was the first to provide comprehensive eGPU support.
For the sake of unknown Apple removed AMD's RX 560 from the list of cards supported by macOS 10.13.4 before the update was released in March 2018. The integration returned today as a "recommended" Thunderbolt 3 all-in-one eGPU solution . "
In particular, Apple Sonnet suggests Radeon RX 560 eGFX Breakaway Puck, a standalone device that sells for $ 399 at Amazon.com.
It appears that Mac users are looking to increase workflow with an RX 560 must handle some limitations. Apple notes playback of HDCP protected content from iTunes, and some unnamed streaming services are not supported on monitors directly connected to an RX 560 based eGPU, including the Sonnet's device. However, said content may be viewed on it. embedded screen of a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac, as the document reads.
After a comprehensive beta testing period, Apple offered support for eGPU hardware with MacOS 10.13.4, allowing users to accelerate graphics intensive tasks such as prof virtual image editors, games and virtual reality programs.