GALAX SNPR TB3 1060 eGPU  

 

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June 12, 2017 12:45 pm  

A new product, no idea on price or ETA currently. 

Has an internal 1060 and 45W of power supply ability.

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June 12, 2017 2:31 pm  

Won't win any points for aesthetics, but hopefully the price is right!

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June 12, 2017 3:27 pm  

The early 2000s called, they want their 3.5" IDE to USB box back 🙂

That said, it doesn't look too bad on the desk and it seems quite small, which is always nice.

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June 12, 2017 3:33 pm  

I secretly like the early 2000s aesthetic, but I think it's gonna change. That just looks like an off-the-shelf Mini-ITX case going by the size of the backplate.

I'm more sad there are no Type-A ports on it to be used for docking.

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June 12, 2017 3:46 pm  
Posted by: Richard

Has an internal 1060 and 45W of power supply ability.

 

Did I read that right? 45 watts?

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June 12, 2017 3:53 pm  
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Posted by: Richard

Has an internal 1060 and 45W of power supply ability.

 

Did I read that right? 45 watts?

It's 45W of Type-C charging power, not a 45W PSU. We don't know what PSU it is using yet. Enough for an XPS 13 but Macbooks expecting 60W may have issues.

The low 45W limit for Type-C charging hints they are pushing the limit on an External Brick, maybe 200W? The connector looks like the 330W on some Clevos however.

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June 12, 2017 6:01 pm  

It seems that there's a 1060 mini as well from kfa2/galax for the Asian market  

https://item.m.jd.com/product/4674816.html

I'll send them a mail and ask about the TB and 1060 card. 

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June 12, 2017 7:20 pm  
Posted by: Richard

 

It's 45W of Type-C charging power, not a 45W PSU. We don't know what PSU it is using yet. Enough for an XPS 13 but Macbooks expecting 60W may have issues.

The low 45W limit for Type-C charging hints they are pushing the limit on an External Brick, maybe 200W? The connector looks like the 330W on some Clevos however.

Thanks for clarification! :]

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June 13, 2017 4:55 am  

Galax replied to me about the eGPU and told me it was still under development and asked me to wait for them to release some more information about it. 

 

They do do have the possibility to male it very small if they want to as they could develop or modify a graphics card of their own after their needs. 

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June 13, 2017 2:56 pm  

Nice, hopefully we will see more like this especially if they are cheaper than full blown docks.


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November 18, 2017 8:30 pm  

Has anyone got their hands on this yet?

http://www.galax.com/en/galax-snpr-external-graphics.html

They’ve collaborated with Silverstone. Metallic casing appeals me much more than plastic. There seem to be two standard size fans. Unique cooling solution. I am afraid the GPU is not replaceable.

I found a review:

http://www.133845.xyz/56898-all.html

Only 1.38kg, 230W external PSU

 


KFA2 variant, Glax's European brand, different product code 60N0000000TK

http://www.kfa2.com/kfa2/kfa2-snpr-external-graphics.html

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November 18, 2017 10:19 pm  

Goalque, it's 1.38kgs without the 230W PSU which tends to weigh around 1.1kg. So total weight is ~2.48kgs, around that of the Sonnet Puck RX570 or Aorus Gaming Box. I don't see any pricing or US availability info.  Could be a nice quiet mini eGPU option.

 

 

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November 19, 2017 1:17 pm  

I wonder when someone will launch and AMD RX 580 based eGPU at the size of Aorus Gaming Box with power delivery at least 87 watt. That would be the bestseller eGPU on the market. Is it too hard to think this and make a real product. 


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November 27, 2017 3:23 pm  

Love the size, love the 1060 (feel its the sweet spot for Ultrabooks) but my god that case I ugly as sin... it's quite hard to get a simple box wrong but they have managed it!

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April 17, 2018 1:55 pm  

Did someone purchase this yet? Any opinions after purchase?


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April 18, 2018 2:17 pm  

I see it on my country's websites. 
GALAX Gaming Box , Galax Box
Just wondering if someone has purchased and has opinions on it? I'm looking for small compact EGPU's to take with me on my trips (since my work computer is an X1 Carbon with no GPU). 
My options are:
1. Aorus 1070 Box (always sold out on Amazon)
2. ZOTAC Amp Box Mini (cons: big power brick, no power for charging)
3. GALAX Gaming Box (cons: no usb ports, not sure if provides charging)
4. Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck (Pro: supports charging, Cons: decent size power brick, no usb ports)
5. Lenovo Graphics Dock (cons: I heard lots of compatibility issues along with can't update the NVIDIA drivers.) 
My first choice is Aorus 1070 since it has the best graphics card + no power brick. But it's always sold out.

I was wondering if anyone had the GALAX before I make my decision. 


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August 2, 2018 2:55 pm  

Hello,

Did you finally make your choice since April ?
The GALAX just popped on several websites in France, and I am very interested. Best quality/price so far in all I can have access to! Only problem, too few reviews online, so I am afraid.

Many thanks !


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August 2, 2018 4:59 pm  

Here it is :
https://www.rueducommerce.fr/produit/kfa2-boitier-graphique-externe-snpr-avec-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-31771276/offre-76616718

It's a well known web retailer in France afiliated to the giant group Carrefour (equivalent to wallmart), so not an obscure website. I am very tempted ATM -_- My wife is not happy xD


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August 3, 2018 12:39 pm  

I finally ordered it... I just hope it was not a mistake. I will keep you posted to see how it works with my xps13 from Dell (4x thunderbolt-c)... And how it feels (build etc...)


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August 3, 2018 1:06 pm  

Thats a cracking price! May have to order one myself (have French family so can get delivered to them). Cheers for the link!

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August 3, 2018 1:25 pm  

They even have a refurbished one for 250 but only with 6 month garanteeg so I passed on that one.


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August 3, 2018 1:29 pm  

Lol, maybe you want first to see if I am happy with it once it's at my place :p

Édit: link for the refurbished one. What is strange is that they already have 5 of them... Scary.
https://www.rueducommerce.fr/produit/kfa2-boitier-graphique-externe-snpr-avec-geforce-gtx-1060-6gb-32183144/offre-77479636


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August 4, 2018 2:54 pm  

I received it today...  They were fast.
I took some picture of the unboxing. Will post later. Its is pretty small (size of a PC PSU).

I was very scared at the beginning bcz it would not start (no green light). Then it took a very long time for the laptop so see it. It seems I have trouble with the thunderbolt driver, but will check that later.

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- Not powerful enough to charge the DELL XPS13
- Performances : I am not a big gamer so I did not run benchs, but here what I can say about league of legends for example : Before 80 FPS with Mid settings in Full HD. Now 80 FPS 4K High Settings, and 125 FPS in FUll HD High settings.


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August 4, 2018 4:20 pm  

In addition to my previous comments, I can add :

- the TB3 cable is VERY short. Maybe 50 or 60 cm...
- The machine is quiet so far (idle) and is barely warm.
- I don't have the GALAX logo written on the black space on the left top.
- Seems pretty cheep because the front face is  made of plastic and because of the chosen design. The rest is better but feels like a 1980 PSU. However the small  size makes that acceptable.

Here are the pictures of my unboxing (that I also posted on a french forum) :


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August 4, 2018 11:47 pm  
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5. Lenovo Graphics Dock (cons: I heard lots of compatibility issues along with can't update the NVIDIA drivers.) 

Outdated info. You can now update your drivers and it works. I actually updated my drivers twice already.

Every (passive) Thunderbolt 3 cable is like that. It's 50cm. 100cm and 200cm long cables exist, they cost over 50 USD because it's active. This is a very nice price for a GTX 1060...


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August 5, 2018 8:57 am  

Here are a few benchs I tried yesterday night.
Wanted to run a 3Dmark, but did not know it was not free xD
A friend advised me to use Unigine.
Here they are 1) Enclosure OFF FUll HD 2) Enclosure ON Full HD 3) Onclosure ON 4K :


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August 5, 2018 9:19 am  
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5. Lenovo Graphics Dock (cons: I heard lots of compatibility issues along with can't update the NVIDIA drivers.) 

Outdated info. You can now update your drivers and it works. I actually updated my drivers twice already.

Every (passive) Thunderbolt 3 cable is like that. It's 50cm. 100cm and 200cm long cables exist, they cost over 50 USD because it's active. This is a very nice price for a GTX 1060...

It is exactly 50 cm.
I was surprised because I have a Dell Thunderbolt 3 dock for which the cable is approx 110 cm (and is much thicker). You can see the cable on my picture with my laptop. Front is the Galax and the rear cable is the Dell's. But for the dell on the dock end it's directly attached unfortunately.


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August 5, 2018 4:38 pm  

It looks like (apart for size considerations) the enclosure can use other GPUs, is that right?


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August 5, 2018 4:54 pm  

Yes, but I think in the end it would not be possible. According to the pictures, the GC is smaller than a mini ITX so maybe if it is technically possible on paper, it might not physically. Same, I think the GC might not work on a normal computer due to the fan form factor.


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August 5, 2018 7:50 pm  

And another Bench still on the internal monitor in Full HD settings on medium :


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August 21, 2018 7:22 am  

I bought this box, I really do not understand how to make in works with my mbp mid-2012 (10.13.6) thunderbolt 1 , hope it will be possible


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