Last month Apple officially released their MacBook Pros that used AMD’s new Vega GPUs. At the moment these are the only Mac computers that are using it. We expect that more of these GPUs will find their way to other Mac computers in the future, and a recent report from Phoronix (via AppleInsider) seemingly confirms that.
The report points to a recent macOS Mojave update that hints that more Vega GPUs are expected to find their way to other Mac computers in the future. Like we said, this shouldn’t be surprising given the update to the MacBook Pros. There is no mention of when we can expect the new GPUs and which Macs are expected to get them first.
However the iMac could be a potential candidate. The desktop has not been updated for at least 1.5 years and many had expected Apple to announce a refresh during the MacBook Air event, but that did not come to pass, but if and when Apple does get around to updating it, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Vega GPUs will be an option that users can choose from.
Apple typically hosts about 2-4 events per year, so the next possible event that could see Apple refresh some of its Mac computers will be in the first quarter of 2019, so we’ll have to wait until then for the details. In the meantime BlackMagic is expected to make its Vega powered eGPUs available this month, so if you don’t plan on upgrading your Mac, this could be another way to harness the power of the Vega GPUs.