One of the drawbacks to virtually all Apple computers is that they lack the ability to upgrade. These are versus desktop PCs where they are not only easy to disassemble, but it is a relatively easy process to add and replace old components to new ones. However, saving grace is that at least Macs now support external GPUs.
In fact, in a recently updated MacOS platform, Apple has announced that MacOS will now support the AMD Radeon RX 560 eGPUS, which Sonnet's Radeon RX 560 eGFX Breakaway Puck. The support for the RX 560 was discovered in MacOS beta last year, but for some reason Apple later removed it.
However, it should be noted that despite MacOS which now supports the RX 560, there will be certain limitations. This includes playback of HDCP protected content from iTunes along with named streaming services where they are not supported on monitors directly connected to eGPU. It is unclear why it is, but such content may still appear on the device you are working on, be it MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac.
Sonnet Radeon RX 560 eGFX Breakaway Puck is currently priced at $ 399 on Amazon, where it may be worth checking out if you are looking for additional GPU support.
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