Another company officially joins the world of external docking stations for graphic cards based on connection Thunderbolt 3
Hooray, a pair of new outdoor docking stations for video cards are on their way to stores - both notebooks Zotac, And both pretend to be as compact as possible within the category to which they belong.
The first product is the AMP Box, and is intended for more advanced users who want to choose the video card they will integrate into their graphics processing solution, similar to most of the products available in this market today. The exterior design is round and friendly and the dimensions are relatively modest, and are designed to accommodate double size cards and up to 22.8 centimeters long, with built-in 450 watts and four connections USB 3.0 for consumer convenience. There is also built-in colored illumination and controlled through the Spectra application of the company.
Zotac's second product, the AMP Box Mini, is designed to capture a video card that the consumer will choose independently, although it is a much more compact product than anything we have seen to date, and more like the Thunderbolt 3 GIGABYTE And GALAX suggested with graphic cards Tiny in them, with Power Supply External 180 watts that provides support for dual video cards with power up to 150 watts, and modest lengths up to 20 centimeters.
This black and cube case may sound like a recipe for wasted potential, but given that various reviews have already proven to us that it is a connector Thunderbolt A single 3 tends to create a fairly significant bottleneck for video cards from the top end. Using a compact, efficient card from the mainstream market may be the best way to get the optimal cost-benefit ratio from that unit.
Unfortunately, there are still no price tags for these pair of boxes, which will be available for purchase starting in the first quarter of 2018. We will keep our fingers crossed for prices that are as close as possible to the $ 200 level, which is the most basic and competitive in this field today. Most of the corresponding products are found.
Market CasesThunderbolt 3 is undoubtedly on the rise, and we wonder what else needs to happen for these solutions to leap from their niche and into the homes of the masses - is it just a matter of price levels that should continue to fall, or is something else missing here? Feel free to tell us what you think in the comments.