It may not have been branded as Aourus, but the new gaming box looks like an important addition to the existing lineup
While the network sounds a lot of criticism towards me NVIDIA And its partnership program that prevents manufacturers from using the same branding for GeForce products and products Radeon Of the competitor, it seems that most of the graphics card providers in the market prefer to broadcast business as usual without public intervention in the matter - and thus we get a product such as the new Gaming Box of GIGABYTE, Which seems to be affected by the limitations in question without admitting or mentioning it unequivocally.
Gigabyte has adopted a revolutionary direction in the world of external Thunderbolt 3 video cards with its Aorus Box family, offering pre-installed NVIDIA products in a compact package as much as possible, even at a competitive price for many other alternatives in the industry where the external chassis is required to be purchased separately and The graphics card is separate. Now this concept extends to the red side of the market, with a familiar design case that contains the popular Radeon RX 580 and is called simply RX 580 Gaming Box.
A black metal box (with built-in color illumination, of course) with a total volume of just over 3-liter includes a power supply of 450W power and a sample card Radeon RX 580 with 8GB of GDDR5 memory and an operating frequency of between 1,257MHz and 1,355MHz which should provide a level of performance similar to that of the Aorus Box with GeForce GTX 1060 - a reasonable midpoint that has already proven itself with optimal effectiveness in the framework Connection with a relatively limited bandwidth of theThunderbolt 3. The chassis can be connected to any supporting computer with a connector Thunderbolt 3, for additional significant graphics processing capability and support for up to four screens at the same time.
We still do not know what the price of the RX 580 Gaming Box will be, which is probably the most interesting question right now, in a market where most video cards are priced well above the recommended value for them due to the frequent and sharp jumps in demand volumes. Maybe there will be a positive surprise here that will make buying a graphics card in an external case even more affordable than buying a separate graphics card? We'll see.