Monday, July 1st 2019
Justin Searls: Cramming a gaming GPU into your MacBook Pro link →
So, it's thanks to the trash can Mac Pro that in 2019, it can truthfully be said: instead of putting a beefy graphics card inside your computer, you are now able to take a top-of-the-line gaming GPU, seat it inside an external box, plug that box into your computer, and—using a single high-bandwidth cable—push the necessary instructions to render 4K games at 60 frames per second on the card before (over the very same cable!) pushing those frames back to your notebook's built-in monitor without introducing any perceptible latency. I've seen daily evidence of this for the last month and I gotta say: it's pretty freakin' cool.
With more and more design apps slowly taking advantage of GPUs, this is something I would seriously consider if my 2015 iMac had TB3 ports.
Updated on Saturday, Feb. 15th 2020