ASUS XG Station Pro Thunderbolt 3 External GPU Enclosure  

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theitsage
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December 28, 2017 2:13 pm  

I spotted this new enclosure recently. It's a much slimmer chassis than the XG Station 2. The dimensions are 375 x 107 x 205mm (14.76 x 4.21 x 8.07in). The XG Station Pro uses an external power brick. My guess is Apple is reviewing a select few vendors for "macOS certification eGFX" when spring arrives.

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nando4
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December 28, 2017 3:30 pm  

Some more details by golem.de:

- uses a 330W external AC adapter
- is supplied with 2x 8Pin PCIe power connectors
- only other external connector is a USB-C 3.1 Gen2 port
- maximum card length is 311mm, 2.5 slot
- is supplied with a 150cm active TB3 cable
- ASUS will announce release date and pricing in Jan 2018

 

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Flint Ironstag
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December 29, 2017 4:09 pm  

ooh, that's nice.  bet it matches the iMac Pro perfectly.  Only 330W is baffling.

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December 30, 2017 7:17 pm  

Nice! Looks good

330W external brick must be huge

I hope CES shows a lot more of these products

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theitsage
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January 4, 2018 4:37 pm  

Asus announced the XG Station Pro today. Some highlights from the article are $329 price, 1.5m Thunderbolt 3 cable, and 15W PD. The external power supply is a Delta ADP-330AB which ASUS has used on the monster GX800 gaming laptop.

This new eGPU enclosure will be on display at CES next week. I will take photos and share my first impression.

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nando4
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January 10, 2018 12:10 pm  

@theitsage wrote:

Hands-on: ASUS XG Station Pro Thunderbolt 3 Enclosure

 

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January 11, 2018 1:36 am  

It wouldn't let me comment on that article under my account for some reason so I'll keep the convo going in here:

After recently returning my Node, I'm pretty set on this being the eGPU enclosure that's right for me. Such a relief to see it in action with 1080 Ti. I was paranoid about it supporting it at full power for extended periods of time since Akitio thought the same thing until they starting shutting down unexpectedly due to the PSU's overload protection.

However... now I'm wondering about release. The official announcement specifically says "this month", but as of today, the Manager of Product Marketing (of all people) was unwilling to commit to that, saying "Q1" instead.

There's a big difference between January 31st and March 31st. Do you think he was just being cautious or is ASUS suddenly not certain they can launch across North America in the next three weeks?

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