Sonnet enters the marketThunderbolt The exterior 3 with a pair of models is ready for use in very modest dimensions
We continue to monitor with great interest the developments in the external docking stations, which are designed to provide a significantly increased graphic processing power for each system with the Thunderbolt 3 connector, and look forward to the day when the licensing fee is canceled Intel For the technology will bring a flood of new and worthwhile products in the category. Until that happens, we have meanwhile received the new Breakaway Puck from Sonnet Technologies, which is headed for Aorus Box boxes GIGABYTE And integrates the GPU cards into the chassis beforehand.
The tiny black docks, which are only two inches high and have a total volume of less than a liter, include the Radeon RX 560 and the Radeon RX 570 from the Polaris AMD, With a connection Thunderbolt A single 3 (which can also charge computers Mobile Connected with power up to 45 watts) and four ports Video One HDMI and three more DisplayPort.
The solution is far from the most powerful imaginable and probably not suitable for anyone building on a future self-upgrade of processing hardware - but it is one of the most compact solutions imaginable, with performance that will still be several times better than those of the built-in graphics cores and discrete cards Basic.
Recommended prices of 450 dollars to model with Radeon RX 560 and 550 dollars to model with Radeon RX 570 are not low at all, compared to the prices I know from the standard stationary market, but we hope that more and more products that join this race can positively affect the situation, and bring us a little closer to the day when it can be a real alternative to those who need great graphics power in your systems. But only occasionally and not regularly.