Shown with GPU card installed; sold separately
• Connects a High-Performance GPU Card to Your Computer—Significantly boost the graphics performance of your eGFX-compatible computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
• Supports the Latest GPU Cards
• Supports Other Thunderbolt-Compatible PCIe Cards—Up to full-length, full-height, single- or double-width card, perfect for cards such as the Avid Pro Tools|HDX or RED ROCKET-X
• Single-port 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface—Ensures the system’s full 2,750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth is dedicated to the installed card
• 550W Power Supply—Includes dual 8-pin (6+2 pin) connectors; supports cards requiring up to 375W of power (equivalent to 600W recommended system power); provides 87W of upstream power (Power Delivery), useful for charging your notebook
• Quietest Add Your Own Card eGFX System Available—Large built-in, variable-speed, temperature-controlled fan quietly and effectively cools the installed card
• Recommended by Apple
• Free Lifetime Technical Support
—Connect a Desktop GPU or Other Bandwidth-Hungry PCIe Card to a Thunderbolt 3 Mac or PC—
Sonnet’s eGFX Breakaway Box 550 supports any Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card — up to full-length, full-height, single- or double-width in size — but was designed specifically for bandwidth- and power-hungry AMD and NVIDIA GPU cards. With a GPU card installed, the Breakaway Box 550 can significantly boost the graphics performance of your eGFX-compatible portable or all-in-one computer. The Breakaway Box 550 is also perfect for large non-GPU cards such as the Avid Pro Tools|HDX or RED ROCKET-X.
—Power to Spare—
The Breakaway Box 550 includes two 8-pin (6+2 pin) auxiliary power connectors to support cards requiring up to 375W of power (equivalent to 600W recommended system power) — more than enough for nearly every Thunderbolt-compatible GPU card. For notebook users, the Breakaway Box 550 also provides 87W of upstream power, useful for powering and quickly charging your compatible computer.
—Ready for Work and Always Game to Play—
For pros, the eGFX Breakaway Box 550 harnesses the computational engine in GPU cards that accelerate special effects, animation, color grading, rendering, and editing. For gamers, the Breakaway Box 550 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. The coolest and quietest graphics card expansion system on the market, the Breakaway Box 550 features a large, variable-speed, temperature-controlled fan that quietly and effectively cools the installed card — perfect for noise-sensitive environments. Additionally, the Breakaway Box 550 supports 120mm water block coolers, which run quieter than active fans and enable higher overclocking.
- Product type: eGFX enclosure
- Power supply configuration: Internal
- Power rating: 550W max
- Charging support: 87W max
- No of Thunderbolt Controllers: 1
- No of USB 2 Ports: 0
- LAN interface: No
- Audio interface: No
Supported Operating Systems and Graphics Cards:
• macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 and later
• Windows 10 (64-bit Edition, Version 1809 or greater)
Graphics Cards Supported:
Visit https://www.sonnettech.com/support/downloads/manuals/Compatibility_Graph... for a current list of supported cards.
*See Sonnet website for details