Monday, June 5th 2017

PowerColor Gaming Box External Graphics Enclosure Pictured

PowerColor showed off its Gaming Box external graphics enclosure, at the 2017 Computex. With dimensions that almost match a cubical SFF desktop (343 mm x 163 mm x 235 mm), the enclosure can hold a graphics card up to 32 cm long and up to 15.5 cm tall, with 2.5-slot (2-slot bracket). Powering the enclosure is a 550W internal PSU, with two 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors. A Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) connection links the box to your notebook, PC, or NUC. Downstream connectivity includes a Thunderbolt 3 port, three USB 3.0 ports, and a 1 GbE wired network connection. The enclosure supports most current high-end graphics cards, such as the R9 Fury/Nano series, RX 400/500 series, GTX 10-series, and TITAN Xp.
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5 Comments on PowerColor Gaming Box External Graphics Enclosure Pictured

#1
Hugh Mungus
I'm hoping this has Alienware GA performance with decent support, razer core quality and a sub-$400 pricetag. I have a few reasons to buy a graphics amplifier and the only one I can find that has good performance is the alienware graphics amplifier, but that's rubbish really in every other aspect apart from the low price.
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Prima.Vera
Are there any tests and reviews yet with those external solutions using Thb 3.0 connection links?
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Hugh Mungus
Prima.Vera said:
Are there any tests and reviews yet with those external solutions using Thb 3.0 connection links?
A few. Thunderbolt and pcie 3.0×4 are a slight bottleneck at most and if everything works properly, the mobile cpu is the bottleneck. I would recommend a 7700hq at least when using an alienware graphics amplifier and even that would bottlenceck quite a bit.
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Caring1
Because we all want a big ugly box right beside the slim laptop we bought to rid our desks of clutter.
At least put a subwoofer in it!
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Hugh Mungus
Caring1 said:
Because we all want a big ugly box right beside the slim laptop we bought to rid our desks of clutter.
At least put a subwoofer in it!
Slim laptops are for on the go and you can make it into a desktop replacement if you have a decent cpu, gpu and a decently performing egpu box and the right mobo in your laptop (thunderbolt connected to cpu pcie not mobo chipset pcie seems to help).
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