When it comes to upgrading GPUs in Mini PCs, they are difficult to upgrade because of their size and laptop GPUs don’t get upgraded but, fif you are looking to upgrade your Mini PC or laptop then fret not as SAPPHIRE GearBox Thunderbolt external GPU enclosure will help you do that.
SAPPHIRE GearBox Thunderbolt is an external PCI-Express GPU enclosure that allows you to use GPU on your mini-PCs and laptops without much of a hassle. The SAPPHIRE GearBox Thunderbolt can be connected through 2 x USB 3.0 to your laptop on mini PC to boost graphics performance.
What it really means is that if you have a mini-PC or a laptop and want to perform GPU intensive tasks then you can do it by SAPPHIRE GearBox Thunderbolt which will allow you to play video games even on your laptop that doesn’t have powerful enough integrated GPU.
- 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 – double the speed of Thunderbolt™ 2
- Bi-directional, dual-protocal ( PCI Express and DisplayPort )
- Four lanes of PCI Express Gen 3
- Eight lanes of DisplayPort 1.2 (HBR2 and MST) – Support two 4K Displays (4096 x 2160 30bpp @60Hz)
- Native USB 3.1 (10Gbps) – Compatible with existing USB devices and cables
- Native DisplayPort 1.2 – Compatible with existing DisplayPort displays, devices and cables
All you have to do is put a dedicated GPU inside this external GPU enclosure and connect it to your laptop and PC and use it to play video games or to perform other GPU intensive tasks. It also features a 500W power supply to handle even the beefiest of GPUs, however, it only provides 300 W power support for the GPUs.
Speaking of the GPUs, Nvidia has been very quiet about its upcoming GTX 11 series graphic cards, however, these Geforce GTX 11 Series might roll out in July 2018.
SK Hynix revealed during the GTC 2018 that its GDDR6 memory will go into mass production in 3 months and this GDDR6 memory will be featured on several upcoming Nvidia products.
If the mass production starts in 3 months, which is around June 2018, and considering that SK Hynix is going to be the main supplier for the GDDR6 memory then we can expect the Nvidia GTX 11 Series GPUs to drop in July 2018.
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