Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box with 550W Power Supply

Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box with 550W Power Supply

Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box with 550W Power Supply

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Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box with 550W Power Supply

Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box with 550W Power Supply

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Product Highlights

  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot
  • Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity
  • Built-in 550W Power Supply
  • Two 8-Pin PCIe Connectors
  • Full-Length, Double-Width Support
  • Large Variable-Speed Fan
  • 1.5' Thunderbolt 3 Cable Included
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac Systems
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Power Supply: 550W

350W 550W
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Upgrade your Thunderbolt 3-equipped notebook's graphical capabilities with the eGFX Breakaway Box from Sonnet. The eGFX Breakaway connects to notebooks and ultra-compact desktops via a Thunderbolt 3 connection to provide one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, so you can install a user-supplied dedicated graphics card for gaming or creating 3D visuals. For broadcasting environments, the slot can accept a video capture card. To support a wide variety of cards, Sonnet has designed the eGFX Breakaway with ample space to house one PCIe card that features a full-length, full-height, and double-width form factor.

Powering the dedicated graphics card and even your notebook can be accomplished with the built-in 550W power supply, which delivers up to 87W of upstream power for recharging your notebook's battery. The power supply sports two 8-pin PCIe power connectors to support PCIe cards requiring up to 375W of power. Aside from power, the eGFX Breakaway comes outfitted with a variable-speed fan that cools all the internal components while staying quiet. Included along with the eGFX Breakaway is a 1.5' (0.5m) Thunderbolt 3 cable to help you connect with your computer.

Connects a supported GPU card to your eGFX-compatible computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
Supports AMD Radeon R9 and RX as well as NVIDIA GeForce GTX 7, 9, and 10 series
Compatible with up to full-length, full-height, and single- or double-width card
40 Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface ensures 2750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth is dedicated to the installed card
550W power supply has dual 8-pin connectors and can also deliver 87W upstream power to charge your computer
Large built-in, variable-speed, temperature-controlled fan quietly and effectively cools the installed card
Thunderbolt certified for Mac and Windows
UPC: 732311012303
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Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box with 550W Power Supply
  • 1.5' (0.5m) Thunderbolt 3 Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C)
    PCIe Connector 2 x 8-pin
    Supports up to 375 W PCIe cards
    Expansion Slot 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 mechanical
    PCIe Cards Supported One full-length, full-height, double-width PCIe card
    Power Supply 550 W
    Voltage Input 110 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Supported Operating Systems Windows 10 64-bit (version 1607 or later)
    Mac OS X 10.12.5 or higher
    Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
    Compliance RoHS
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 7.3 x 13.4 x 8" / 18.5 x 34 x 20.3 cm
    Weight 7.1 lb / 3.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.3 x 11.4 x 11.3"
    eGFX Breakaway Box with 550W Power Supply is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Complement to MBP 13 I was torn between getting an MacBook Pro 13 or a 15. I love the portability of the 13 but knew I'd miss the power of a discrete GPU. eGPUs to the rescue! It was a long wait until this bad boy's release date, but it was well worth it. I paired this with a Radeon 580 Gaming GPU and a 27 Apple Cinema Display. Now I have both portability and power when I need it. Having to restart MacOS High Sierra when I plug it in is a minor inconvenience, but that's my only gripe -- and not the fault of this eGPU.
    Date published: 2017-11-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expect top quality from Sonnet Transforms my 3 lb. ThinkPad X1 ultrabook into a graphics workstation powerhouse! Tested with GeForce 10, Quadro P4000 and Vega cards. GPU benchmark performance is very close to real workstations with x16 bus despite x4 lane PCI limitation of TB3 connection. Faster cards yielded faster benchmarks indicating to me that x4 lane bottleneck shaves about 10-20% performance but doesn't plateau with faster GPU's; at least not for 1080 or Vega. Power supply is industrial equipment quality and cooling is quiet and effective. 550W version includes two 8-pin power connectors.
    Date published: 2018-03-21
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