eGFX Breakaway Box Developer Edition (with Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 580 8GB Card)
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Connect a Demanding Graphics or PCIe Card to a Thunderbolt 3 Mac or PC
Sonnet’s eGFX Breakaway™ Boxes are a family of Thunderbolt™ 3 to PCIe card expansion solutions that support any Thunderbolt compatible PCIe card, but are designed specifically for bandwidth-intensive AMD and NVIDIA® graphic video cards. The eGFX Breakaway Box (Developer Edition) feautres one 8-pin (6+2 pin) power connector and supports cards requiring up to 225W of power (equivalent to 400W [sometimes 500W] recommended system power) – more than enough capability for most GPU cards. Depending on your OS, there's a graphics card suitable for your needs.
Includes a High-performance Developer Edition Sapphire
PULSE Radeon™ RX 580 8GB Graphics Card
Sonnet’s eGFX Breakaway Box (Developer Edition) includes a Developer Edition Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics card, providing GPU support for computationally-intensive applications and games on compatible Mac® or Windows® Thunderbolt 3 computers.
Ready for Work and Always Game to Play – eGFX Breakaway Box, the Coolest and Quietest eGFX Graphics Card Box on the Market
The coolest and quietest graphics card expansion systems on the market, eGFX Breakaway Boxes feature a large variable-speed, temperature-controlled fan that quietly and effectively cools the installed card – perfect for noise-sensitive environments. For professionals, the Breakaway harnesses the computational engine in today’s GPU cards that are accelerate special effects, animation, color grading, rendering, and editing. For gamers, the Breakaway Box 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.
Eco-friendly Thunderbolt 3 Power Features
Thunderbolt 3 provides eco-friendly power features to help save power and 4489 when your computer is not in use. Sonnet's eGFX Breakaway Box, like all Thunderbolt devices, powers on when connected via a Thunderbolt cable to a live Thunderbolt computer. This features allows the Breakaway Box to power down and save energy when the computer is shut down, disconnected, or put to sleep. As a bonus, the device still provides power to charge most computers even when the computer is sleeping. Thunderbolt 3 Power Delivery (PD) allows devices to power and charge notebook computers. The eGFX Breakaway Box (Developers Edition) provides 60W of upstream power for charging your notebook.
eGFX Breakaway Box (Developer Edition): Graphics Acceleration Included
Sonnet’s eGFX Breakaway Box (Developer Edition) bundles everything you need to get started with high-performance graphics acceleration. Alternatively, if you need a cost-effective Thunderbolt expansion system for a Thunderbolt-compatible, non-GPU PCIe card (such as the Avid Pro Tools|HDX [power adapter cable sold separately] or RED ROCKET-X), simply swap out the included graphics card and utlize the Breakaway Box as a cost-effective single PCIe card Thunderbolt expansion system with your computer.
eGFX Breakaway Box (Developer Edition) Key Features:
- Includes Video Card: Developer Edition Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphics Card
- Power Supply: 350W power supply (equivalent to 400W [sometimes 500W] recommended system power)
- Power Connector: One 8-pin (6+2 pin) power connector
- Card Power Support: Supports up to 225W card
- Notebook Charging: Charging up to 60W
- Note: Does not include Belkin USB-C to 4-port USB-A hub
All eGFX Breakaway Boxes Include:
- One x16 PCIe 3.0 slot with support for one full-length, full-height, double-width PCIe card
(occupied with a bundled graphics card in some editions)
- One Thunderbolt 3 port
- Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) interface – ensures full 2750 MBs/ of PCIe bandwidth is dedicated to the installed card (see product page Tech Note 2 for details on limitations)
- Quiet, temperature-controlled fan
- 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable
- Eco-friendly power features
- Thunderbolt certified
- 2-year warranty
Mac and Windows Compatibility
- Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports and macOS® 10.13.4+
- Not currently compatible with 2018 13" MacBook Pro 15,2
- Details for official macOS 10.13.4 eGPU support can be found here
- Windows PC with a Thunderbolt 3 port
- GPU card use requires an eGFX-enabled Windows PC
- Windows 10 (64-bit Edition, Version 1709 or greater)
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eGFX Breakaway Box Models Comparison
|Developer Edition||Breakaway Box||550 Model or
|650 Model or
|Power Supply||350W (equivalent to 400W [sometimes 500W] recommended system power)||350W (equivalent to 500W [sometimes 600W] recommended system power)||550W (equivalent to 600W recommended system power)||650W (equivalent to 750W recommended system power)|
|Power Connector||One 8-pin (6+2 pin) power connector||One 8-pin (6+2 pin) plus one 6-pin power connector||Two 8-pin (6+2 pin) power connectors||Two 8-pin (6+2 pin) power connectors|
|Card Power Support||Up to 225W card||Up to 300W card||Up to 375W card||Up to 375W card that also requires up to an additional 100W of peak power|
|Notebook Charging||Up to 60W||Up to 15W||Up to 87W||Up to 87W|
|Graphics Card||Radeon RX 580 Included||Sold Separately||
550 Model -
550 Bundles - AMD Radeon RX 580 or Radeon RX Vega 56
|650 Model -
650 Bundle - AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
|PCIe 3.0 Slot||One||One||One||One|
|Thunderbolt 3 Port||One||One||One||One|
|Includes 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 Cable||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Eco-friendly Power Features||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Model Details||Developer Edition -
|Learn More||550 Model -
|650 Model -
|Bundle Details||550/RX 580 Bundle -
550/RX Vega 56 Bundle - Learn More
|650/RX Vega 64 Frontier Edition Bundle -
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