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Fortnite in 5K on 2018 13" MacBook Pro & BlackMagic eGPU!

We have the 2018 13″ Touch Bar MacBook Pro. We have the Blackmagic eGPU. We have LG’s Ultrafine 5K display. Let’s do some Fornite Battle Royale gaming at 5K resolution!

2018 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar➡
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Blackmagic eGPU➡
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50 thoughts on “Fortnite in 5K on 2018 13" MacBook Pro & BlackMagic eGPU!

  1. This video is ridiculous. Currently, top of the line Nvidia GPUs like the RTX 2080 TI and 2080 Super are barely able to maintain 60 FPS at 4K resolutions. You’re playing at 5K which is hilarious, especially for a cartoony game like Fortnight. 1080P or 1440P would’ve been perfectly fine, especially given Apple’s limited hardware.

  2. You should've run games like warframe, dying light, dead by daylight, ghost recon, division, and so on. Well, warframe runs on anything, but you get the point.

    Reality is mac isn't meant for gaming; it's intended for daily web use, social media, and video editing.

  3. I think if you take all he money you spent on the 5k moniter, macbook, and egpu you could probably get a high end desktop pc with at least 120+ fps. ?

  4. First off can I just say that to IMMEDIATELY start off by setting the resolution to 1600p and then jumping right in and calling it unplayable is totally unreasonable. Even most PC gamers play games at 1080p so to expect it to even be playable at that resolution in the first place is very unreasonable, ESPECIALLY because it had high settings. Also at 1080p with low settings for everything else, Fortnite is completely playable at about 45-70fps on MacOS as they had released a patch which optimises it better for MacOS so the spikes are now very rare. So Fortnite is playable on this MacBook Pro only you sacrifice some graphics for it and you are getting what looks like Mobile graphics, and honestly if you’re getting a MacBook in the first place, you would actually be surprised it runs at those settings. So this video for the first 3 minutes is completely unreasonable to expect so much from a Mac.

  5. I was wondering, when playing games on Macbook pro with eGPU will it run cooler or hotter if I were to add an external monitor? There are some discussion about the new MBP 15 having issues with heating and throttling when playing games. So…. my solution was to add a eGPU (1080ti) with a monitor. Of course I will also have to RUN windows boot camp with this type of GPU. So…. if I were to add an external monitor, what will happen with the performance??

  6. I don’t understand why anyone would buy the Blackmagic eGPU. Way overpriced, not upgradable, and according to this video it’s not comparable with BootCamp. I don’t have one, so I have no clue.

    Better choice….get a Razer Core X and put whatever card you want in it, upgrade it whenever you want, and it’s 100% compatible with both Mac and PC and works great through BootCamp.

  7. Is it worth getting a similar GPU box for a 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro? It's got a dual core i5 at 3.1 GHz. How do I know whether the CPU will be a bottleneck or not? I am targeting a 1080p or a 4K monitor as the output. Thanks!

  8. I suspect you did the test wrong. Fortnite has a bug where if you set 60fps max it will not go to 60fps. You need to set it to unlimited.

  9. Wow it's so bad, I thought my laptop was having the one FPS lag. I hope they optimize games better for mac. I know that it's not ideal for gaming but it would be such a good feature to have for recreation when you're burnt out from work.

  10. this is embarrassing. You called 30 FPS "not bad". Spend the $700 on a gaming pc that works. Apple is a complete joke when it comes to gaming. I have both a gaming PC and a 2017 MacBook Pro 15" with touch bar with the black magic eGPU and its not even comparable. Apple does an extremely bad job at introducing gaming to their platform and people like you praise them for their efforts. We need to hold them to higher standards. Pathetic.

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