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itsage
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OWC acquired AKiTiO this exact time last year. At CES 2020 next week OWC will showcase new Thunderbolt 3 products including an eGPU enclosure, the AKiTiO Node Titan. There's no further details or product images but my guess is it's a full size eGFX with the Node Pro built quality and one less TB3 port. I will be going to OWC suite to check it out in person.

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New enclosures! Wahooo! Look forward to seeing some pics. I like OWC's external drives aesthetics, a vertically orientated enclosure that takes inspiration from the Thunderblade SSD would be amazing. 

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@itsage looks like there is some info here owc unveils the akitio node titan at ces 2020

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@rolandas_razma No pictures though 🙁

 

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Why still only ONE TB3 port?

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Eightarmedpet
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@sevenup intel won’t license it as an eGPU if it has two ports, no idea why. The original node pro technically wasn’t an eGPU  

 

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@eightarmedpet

Probably related to bandwidth.  A single GPU takes it all.  They likely don't want daisy chaining as a result.

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Posted by: @itsage

... my guess is it's a full size eGFX with the Node Pro built quality and one less TB3 port. I will be going to OWC suite to check it out in person.

Looks more promising:
"The Node Titan is sold as an enclosure only.... At the back of the unit, there are two Thunderbolt 3 ports and power input."
-- https://www.cinema5d.com/owc-akitio-node-titan-powerful-thunderbolt-3-egpu-enclosure/

Also, 650w power supply and 85w charging. 

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itsage
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@jeverett, That article is inaccurate. I saw it in person and had a brief chat with OWC. In order for the AKiTiO Node Titan to be an eGFX, they remove the second Thunderbolt 3 port. The PSU has higher output but imo it's less useful than the original AKiTiO Node Pro.

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Looks like they didn't increase feet height for the PSU to be able to breathe when 300W goes through it, this was the #1 source of noise for me when I bought my Node Pro, and even later when I upgraded the PSU to Corsair SF600.

And I'm using the second TB3 port on the Node Pro all the time - plugged a USB3 hub into it with the wired ethernet adapter so I get full wired network anytime I dock.

I agree, feels like a downgrade to me.

But the chassis is nice, the build quality is very good, and if they're reusing it now, maybe when a new revision of Thunderbolt comes out with more bandwidth, they'll stick with it.

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