A new MacBook Pro is coming next month

Hidden among the launches of Apple's new iPad Pro, Pencil, Mac mini and Macbook is an upgrade to the MacBook Pro.

Arriving in November 2018, the new Macbook Pro will feature new graphics chips from AMD. The rest of the specs remain the same.

Apple has revealed only a few details, not detailing which chips are included or their specs, beyond saying that they offer up to 60% higher graphics performance than the Radeon Pro 560X included in the current MacBook Pro. Read our MacBook Pro 2018 review. Pricing has also not be released.

Currently AMD's Vega chips are only available in desktop computers, including the iMac Pro.

For even more powerful graphics on the MacBook Pro, Blackmagic has announced a new version of its eGPU box, which is a toaster-sized unit that connects to the MBP over Thunderbolt 3 and has a desktop graphics card inside to accelerate graphics performance. The new eGPU Pro has an AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card, the same card as in the iMac Pro, which AMD says offers twice the performance of the current Blackmagic eGPU. You can see it below in the back of the photo, connected to the new Mac mini, which it can also accelerate.

 

The Blackmagic eGPU will be released in November and will cost $1,199 (around £939, though official UK pricing has yet to be announced).

Read our new iPad Pro 2018 hands-on review.

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