The most important and interesting advantage brought by Intel's Thunderbolt technology, with assistance The graphics core keys And a number of video card and laptop manufacturers in the market, is the practical and practical ability to connect a video card externally to any computer system that supports, easily, quickly and with minimal damage to performance, after years of exotic solutions with dedicated connectors that have been hard to tell.
The opening began with the company Razer The US, which launched Ultrabook alongside an external package called Core, Which was able to hold most of the existing graphics cards on the market and connect them to its computers and any computer on the market without any restrictions - but did so with a very massive price tag of $ 500 (excluding taxes), or $ 400 for those who purchased the Ultrabook The Blade Stealth is in question.
Now comes the turn of the PowerColor graphics card manufacturer to join this party, with Its Devil Box case, Which does something similar to that of theRazer Core - though at a slightly lower price tag of $ 380 (excluding taxes) in the United States, or 420 euros (including taxes) in Europe.
The Devil Box offers an internal power supply of 500 watts, of which 375 watts are available for the video card that the consumer will need to add independently, and all the rest are utilized by four 3.0 Type A USB connections and one 3.0 Type C USB connection in the chassis, one Gigabit Ethernet connection, A single SATA 3 connection (internal inside the case)Thunderbolt 3 to be used to connect the external graphics card to any computer with an connector Thunderbolt 3, and will even offer simultaneous charging (if it is a battery-based computer) with up to 60 watts.
The price of the Devil Box is also quite expensive for what is ultimately a metal case, a built-in power supply and a printed circuit with the Thunderbolt 3 controller and a number of other connectors, but the introduction of PowerColor into this niche is important and positive news that will put pressure on existing players And future players (Asus and Gigabyte, for example) Provide more competitive and affordable prices that will bring us closer to the $ 200 level that makes more sense for such a product - so that with an investment of $ 300 to $ 500 in a video card required you will create a cost of $ 500 to $ 700 that can turn almost any system in your home into a monster A real gaming or rendering monster.
We still do not know whether we will be privileged to see the Devil Box sold in Israel, but we will hold on to it. And you?