Today Apple revealed its all-new M1 Apple Silicon chip which the company claims is the “fastest CPU” it’s ever made. Apple decided to put the new M1 chip inside an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro, 13-inch MacBook Air, and all-new Mac mini.
The new M1 chip has an integrated graphics card that features 8 GPU cores, with the power to execute nearly 25,000 threads at any given time. With the new chip, Apple has quietly removed the ability for Macs with the M1 Silicon to use external GPUs. Apple’s product page for all of the new Macs running Apple Silicon doesn’t list eGPUs as a supported accessory.
As an example, the same page for the Intel 13-inch MacBook Pro lists the Blackmagic eGPU which Apple sells on its website for $699.00 as a supported accessory. The same applies to the M1 equipped Mac mini, and Intel-powered Mac mini,