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PowerColor Announces Next-Gen Gaming Station eGFX Enclosure

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TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, has released a brand new external graphics card chassis called the GAMING STATION which is an another version of DEVIL BOX. PowerColor introduced the DEVIL BOX for supporting users who want to play games with their laptops connecting through Thunderbolt 3. PowerColor GAMING STATION is based on AMD XConnect Technology which was introduced on March 16th, 2016 by AMD.

AMD had developed this technology in collaboration with Intel's Thunderbolt group and Razer Inc. Likewise, the PowerColor GAMING STATION is designed for users who want to have an even more powerful graphics card on his/her notebook in pursuit of desktop-class graphics performance. With a qualified graphics card installed in the PowerColor GAMING STATION and connecting with Thunderbolt 3 specification, gamers and enthusiasts will be able to play any types of games on the market without sacrificing the portability of a thin'n'light notebook.



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I can't figure out who's supposed to be the target audience for these products.
 
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They need to make these things smaller. It looks bigger than some ITX PC cases...
 
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I can't figure out who's supposed to be the target audience for these products.
Devoted Alienware and Apple users =)

They need to make these things smaller. It looks bigger than some ITX PC cases...
They need to make these things cheaper before that.

Just drop Thunderbolt 3 with all the bells and whistles (cause who needs a USB hub and Ethernet on an eGPU), and replace it with a hotplug PCIe 3.0 x4.
No expensive controllers, no extra peripherals, just a friggin' box with a PSU and PCIe connector. Just like DIY eGPU solutions, but prettier, and with some sort of a standardized connector.
 
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They need to make these things cheaper before that.

Just drop Thunderbolt 3 with all the bells and whistles (cause who needs a USB hub and Ethernet on an eGPU), and replace it with a hotplug PCIe 3.0 x4.
No expensive controllers, no extra peripherals, just a friggin' box with a PSU and PCIe connector. Just like DIY eGPU solutions, but prettier, and with some sort of a standardized connector.

USB hub and ethernet is super useful because it essentially turns this thing into a docking station. I'd love to have an ultrabook that I can use for work, then when I get home just plug in a single Thunderbolt cable and have a dedicated keyboard, mouse, wired ethernet, and discrete graphics to play games on. Plus this thing can provide power to the attached laptop so you don't even have to plug in your charger.
 
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"gamers and enthusiasts will be able to play any types of games on the market without sacrificing the portability of a thin'n'light notebook."

But by having to carry this damn thing around with you, doesn't that kind of, I don't know, negate the portability of a thin and light notebook? lol
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
Might as well go SFF at that point as its similar in size.

...but if you already have a laptop and want to turn it into a gaming laptop...
 
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Might as well go SFF at that point as its similar in size.

...but if you already have a laptop and want to turn it into a gaming laptop...

If you're a straight up gamer though, wouldn't it just be easier (in more ways than one) to just buy a gaming laptop? :laugh:
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
If you're a straight up gamer though, wouldn't it just be easier (in more ways than one) to just buy a gaming laptop? :laugh:
Sure! A couple of ways to skin the cat. But if you already have a laptop, it just doesnt game... why not egfx? Its upgradeable too. ;)
 
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