Amazing Graphics Acceleration
Create Your Own Personal eGPU Workstation with a High-performance Video Card
Turn Your Computer with Thunderbolt 3 into a Graphics Workstation
From editing to rendering to color grading, and from animation to special effects, many pro applications rely on desktop and workstation graphics (GPU) cards to do the heavy lifting in processing data. Unfortunately, many popular computers are equipped only with integrated graphics or low-power discrete GPUs that can cause performance bottlenecks when performing these tasks. Happily, there’s a simple solution to greater performance—add a Sonnet external GPU (eGPU). The eGFX Breakaway™ Box Thunderbolt 3 to GPU PCIe card expansion systems boost your eGFX-compatible computer’s graphics performance by connecting a high-performance GPU card via a single cable.
Sonnet’s eGFX Breakaway Box, a Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe card expansion solution, supports any Thunderbolt compatible PCIe card, but is designed specifically for bandwidth-intensive graphic video cards. The Breakaway Box enables all the popular GPU cards that support connecting to a computer over Thunderbolt such as AMD Radeon® R9 and RX and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX7, 9 and 10 series, providing GPU support for computationally-intensive applications and games.
There’s no need to carry a heavy and expensive gaming laptop to have a great gaming experience—just plug in a Breakaway Box and add the GPU power you want when you need it! It is ideal for enabling graphic-intensive gaming on computers (such as thin/light notebooks) that otherwise would not be able to produce an acceptable gaming experience. When used with computers that properly support eGPUs, accelerated graphics can either be displayed on your notebook’s own display panel or on external monitors.
In addition to eGPU cards, the Breakaway Box supports every other Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card, regardless of the card's length or width—its single x16 PCIe 3.0 slot easily accommodates full-length cards such as the RED Rocket-X or AVID Pro Tools|HDX.
The Breakaway Box’s single-port 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface ensures the full 2750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth is dedicated to the installed card.
The Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box is the coolest and quietest eGFX box on the market—With its large variable-speed temperature-controlled fan that quietly and effectively cools the installed card, the eGPU Breakaway Box can be comfortably used in noise-sensitive working environments.
- Includes two 8-pin (6+2 pin) auxiliary power connectors
- 750W power supply; supports cards requiring up to 375W of continuous power plus an additional 100W peak power
- Provides 100W of upstream power (useful for charging your notebook)
- AMD approved for the air-cooled editions of the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, Radeon Pro WX 8200, and WX 9100
- Designed to also support overclocked NVIDIA cards with high peak power requirements
- It is Thunderbolt Certified for Mac and Windows.
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