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Cubix GPU-Xpander Desktop 4 with 4 PCI Express 16-Channel Slots

Cubix GPU-Xpander Desktop 4 with 4 PCI Express 16-Channel Slots

Cubix GPU-Xpander Desktop 4 with 4 PCI Express 16-Channel Slots

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Cubix GPU-Xpander Desktop 4 with 4 PCI Express 16-Channel Slots

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Product Highlights

  • Bus Expansion Chassis
  • Features Four PCIE x16 Slots
  • Works with High-Powered GPUs
  • Independent Power Supply & Cooling Fan
  • Economical
  • Simple, Quick Installation
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Thanks to the GPU-Xpander Desktop 4 with 4 PCI Express 16-Channel Slots from Cubix, you can add four PCI Express x16 slots to your computer system without overheating your computer or over-burdening its power supply. This expansion chassis is a separate hardware unit that has its own cooling fan and its own power supply, which can handle up to 1,200W of power. As such, it allows you to connect high-powered, professional-grade graphics processing unit (GPU) cards to the hardware unit that would otherwise be too taxing to run within your desktop tower PC or rack mount computer. While especially well-suited for handling GPU adapters, this unit also supports other PCIE adapters that are enabled with FireWire, USB 2.0, Gbps Ethernet fiber-optic or copper interfaces, or that are meant for professional audio applications.

To get started, you will need to plug-in the included PCIE 16x host adapter in an available PCIE slot in your desktop, tower, or rackmount computer. After, simply connect the GPU-Xpander, and power up and install the appropriate device drivers for each GPU or other PCIE adapter that you've inserted in the GPU-Xpander. You can also use the GPU-Xpander with laptops; however, you will need to buy a separately sold adapter. In terms of scalability, if your computer has multiple PCIE slots, you can install a host adapter in each slot and connect each adapter to a GPU-Xpander.

All told, the GPU-Xpander is a PCIE bus extender that won't tax your current computer and that provides a more economical alternative to buying an expensive, specialized workstation for handling your more demanding computer applications.

PCIE Bus-Expansion
Adds four PCI Express x16 slots
Go from Computer to Workstation
Convert your desktop tower computer into a workstation with multiple adapters and controllers, including high-end 3D graphics, audio, and other multi-port IO adapters such as those with FireWire, USB 2.0 or Gbps Ethernet interfaces
Take It Easy on Your Computer
Provides an independent life support system with its own power and cooling dedicated to the GPUs themselves, so you don't tax your existing PC's cooling capability, power supply, or violate its warranty by operating it beyond its specifications
Economical
Thousands of dollars less than buying a specialized, overpriced GPU-enabled PC
No Disruptions to Your PC, Easy to Install
Simple, quick installation with minimal impact on your desktop; just install a host adapter and graphics drivers
Scalable
Connect two or more GPU-Xpander units to one computer (using two or more PCIe slots available in your host computer)
Great for these Applications
Cloud-computing initiatives
Financial trading applications
Real-time ray-tracing, unbiased physically-based rendering
Greatly enhanced transcoding performance
Scientific research
CAE / Simulations / Visualization
Image Processing (medical, video, machine)
Supports the Following NVIDIA GPUs While Not Limited to Just These
Quadro FX 1800 / 3800 / 4800 / 5800
Quadro 4000 / 5000 / 6000
Tesla C1060 / C2050 / C2070
GeForce GTX 465 / 470 / 480 Fermi
GeForce 9800GT / 8800GT
In the Box
Cubix GPU-Xpander Desktop 4 with 4 PCI Express 16-Channel Slots
  • 4-Slot Master Interface Board
  • PCIe x16 Host Adapter
  • External PCIe x16 Cable
  • 1,200W Power Supply
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Parts & Labor Warranty
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    Specifications
    Expansion Slots 1x  PCI Express x16 mechanical and x16 or x8 electrical
    Supports 4 double-wide, full-height, full-length controllers or adapters
    Cable Connecting Cable:
    One external PCI Express x16, 136-pin cable
    Two external PCI Express x8, 68-pin cable
    Cable length:
    Standard: 78.74" / 2 m
    Optional: 3.28" / 1.00 m
    Optional: 9.84' / 3.00 m
    Connector Duty Cycle:
    250 mating cycles maximum per connector
    Adapter PCIe x16 Host Adapter
    Install in a PCIe x16 slot
    PCIe Gen 2 slot, provides theoretical 80.0Gbps data transfer
    PCIe Gen 1 slot, provides theoretical 40.0Gbps data transfer

    PCIe x8 Host adapter
    PCIe Gen 2 slot, provides theoretical 40.0Gbps data transfer
    PCIe Gen 1 slot, provides theoretical 20.0Gbps data transfer
    Front Panel 4 Status LEDs System reset: On, system reset; off, normal operation
    Link OK: On, cable connected; off, cable not connected
    Power supply good: On, main power on, voltages in spec; off, power off or voltage out of spec
    Power supply on: On, main power on; off, main power off
    Rear Panel Power on/off switch and power input receptacle
    AC Power One single-phase, auto-ranging, 100-240VAC, 15-7Amps, 50/60Hz; total output power is not to exceed 1,200 Watts
    Software Supported software includes but is not limited to the following:

    Acceleware Solvers
    Adobe Creative Suite
    Apple OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (some NVIDIA products, e.g., GTX470/480, require Boot Camp 3.x and Windows drivers)
    BlackMagic Design DaVinci Resolve
    Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    Refractive Software Octane Render
    The MathWorks MATLAB
    Wolfram Research Mathematica
    To note: BlackMagic Design-certified configuration requires upgrade to the PCIe x16 host adapter and cable to support DaVinci Resolve 7.1
    Operating System To note: GPU-Xpander works with a variety of Operating Systems; however OS support depends upon vendors for PCIE cards used within the GPU-Xpander(NVIDIA,etc.) and the device drivers that vendors provide for each OS version. A helpful guideline is to make sure your OS version supports a vendor's current device driver
    Operating Environment 32 to 86°F / 0 to 30°C
    5 to 80% non-condensing humidity
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 10.25 x 8.50 x 16.25" / 26.03 x 21.59 x 41.27 cm
    Weight 19.20 lb / 8.71 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.1 x 13.1 x 16.5"

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