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Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Expansion Chassis - 550W

Model: GPU-550W-TB3

Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Expansion Chassis - 550W
Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Expansion Chassis - 550W
Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Expansion Chassis - 550W
Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Expansion Chassis - 550W
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About: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Expansion Chassis - 550W

The eGFX Breakaway Box 550 includes two 8-pin (6+2 pin) auxiliary power connectors; supports cards requiring 375W of power (equivalent to 600W recommended system power); and provides 87W of upstream power, useful for charging your notebook. This model supports nearly every compatible GPU card, with the exception of ones such as the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, Vega Frontier Edition, WX 9100, and overclocked NVIDIA cards with extremely high peak power requirements.

Connect a High-Performance GPU Card or Other Bandwidth-Hungry PCIe Card to a Thunderbolt™ 3 Equipped Computer

Sonnet’s eGFX Breakaway Box Thunderbolt 3 to eGPU PCIe card expansion systems are designed specifically to accommodate large and power-hungry GPU cards. Functioning as a simple plug-in upgrade, a Breakaway Box boosts the graphics performance of an eGFX-compatible computer by connecting a high-performance desktop GPU card via a Thunderbolt 3 port. With four models to choose from, the Breakaway Box line supports all Thunderbolt-compatible cards(1) with popular GPU chipsets—such as AMD Radeon™ R9 and RX series, including VEGA 64 and Frontier Edition; and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 9 and 10 series, and TITAN X, Xp, and V. Even the latest pro cards—AMD Radeon Pro WX 5100, WX 7100, WX 9100, and SSG; and NVIDIA Quadro® GP100, P4000, P5000, and P6000—are supported! Alternatively, if you are need a cost-effective Thunderbolt expansion system for a Thunderbolt-compatible, non-GPU PCIe card, the Breakaway Box offers all the space and power you could possibly need at an affordable price.

Ready for Work

From editing to rendering to color grading, and from animation to special effects, many applications rely on GPU cards to do the heavy lifting. With a GPU card installed, the Breakaway Box can accelerate your video production workflow. In addition to GPU cards, the Breakaway Box supports every other Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card, up to full-length, full-height, double-width. Its single x16 PCIe 3.0 slot easily accommodates full-length cards such as the Avid® Pro Tools|HDX(4) or RED® ROCKET-X. The Breakaway Box’s single-port 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface ensures the full 2750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth(2) is dedicated to the installed card.

Graphic Intensive Gaming

There’s no need for you 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! By delivering significantly higher frame rates for smooth game play, the Breakaway Box is ideal for enabling graphic-intensive gaming on Ultrabook™ and other thin/light notebook computers that otherwise would deliver a poor gaming experience. When used with an eGFX-compatible computer, accelerated graphics can either be displayed on your notebook’s own display panel or on multiple external monitors. And, unlike with gaming laptops, when the next generation of GPUs ships and you are ready for another performance boost, simply upgrade the GPU card in the Box—nobody should have to replace their computer just to keep up with the latest in GPU technology

Key Features

  • Connects High Performance GPU Cards to Computers with Thunderbolt 3 Ports—Boosts the graphics performance of your eGFX-compatible computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Supports the Latest GPU Cards—Includes AMD Radeon R9, RX, RX Vega, and Pro WX models; and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 9 and 10 series, TITAN X, Xp, V, and Quadro models
  • Supports Other Thunderbolt-Compatible
  • PCI Express Cards—Supports full-length, full-height, single- or double-width card, perfect for cards such as the Avid Pro Tools|HDX(4) or RED ROCKET-X
  • 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface with One Thunderbolt 3 Port—Ensures full 2750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth(2) is dedicated to the installed card
  • Choice of Four Models—Add-your-own-card eGFX Breakaway Box models with various wattage power supplies and Power Deliveries, plus the Developer Edition with included Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 580 8GB card, are available
  • Quietest eGFX System Available—Large built-in, variable-speed, temperature-controlled fan quietly and effectively cools the installed card
  • Thunderbolt Certified

UPC: 732311012372

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Warranty: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Expansion Chassis - 550W

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5 Year Warranty

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  • Sonnet Pro Thunderbolt Products: Echo ExpressCard Pro Thunderbolt Adapter; Echo Express II, Echo Express III-D, Echo Express III-R and Echo Express Pro Thunderbolt Expansion chassis; Echo Express SE 10GbE, Echo Express SE eSATA Pro 4-Port and Echo Express SEL 10GbE Thunderbolt adapters; xMac mini Server, xMac mini Server 2H and xMac mini Server (Third Generation); xMac Pro Server; Fusion DX800RAID Thunderbolt Edition and Fusion DX800 RAID (Thunderbolt 2 Edition)

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