A company called AKiTiO joins in style to the prestigious category that will enable you to turn any computer with a connection Thunderbolt 3 Gaming Monster
After many years of disappointing waiting, it seems that what we had hoped for and longed for is finally starting to happen - more and more companies are starting to offer external enclosures for graphic cards With a simple Plug & Play connection for any device Technology Supporting, and the price level in the category starts to move downward accordingly.
After the "Razer Core Gave us the opening shot at a particularly large price of $ 500 (for a box with the author of the book Power, but without the video card), and Power Color gave us the massive Devil Box in its dimensions at a slightly more sane price of about $ 380, the company's turn Taiwanese AKiTiO presenting a case Thunderbolt 3 external called Node, with the cheapest price tag we've met so far - $ 300.
The AKiTiO Node is a rectangular case made of metal with a total volume of 14 liters (smaller than the Devil Box but larger than the Core) that includes a built-in power supply of 400 watts and a 12 cm fan for cooling - and that's it, no connections Video Or more information like the competitors, which undoubtedly helps him to get a slightly more modest price tag. This is a compromise that quite a few consumers will be willing to consider.
The new case is capable of accommodating any air-cooled video card that occupies two slots in a standard case, with a length of up to 31 centimeters and a maximum power consumption of about 390 watts, which should be enough for most contemporary cards in the area - although it is worth noting that the company Declare official support Only in a select number of current and previous generation models.
$ 300 is also quite a price (considering the need to add an external video card at an additional cost), but it makes more sense than anything else, and certainly approaches the level of about $ 200, which we envisioned as logical and appropriate for the 'critical mass' in such products. . We can only hope that the current early models will still be able to sell on a surprising scale, to ensure that there will also be another "wave" of similar products in the future that will take prices one step, or a few steps, towards the mainstream.