New eGPU enclosures from Sonnet: Breakaway Box 750/750ex
 
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Ahhh interesting.. Well that's a bummer that we can't use Goshen Ridge devices to unlock full 32Gb/s for eGPUs. I guess the best we're going to get for something that's not completely proprietary like Asus XG until perhaps TB5 or whatever might be next is these new H45 CPUs and a TB3 eGPU. I'm just not willing to Frankenstein my setup to jam an m.2 PCIe adapter in there, those don't have the option of using the internal panel in a pinch anyway.

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Here are some pictures of the 750ex enclosure.

I meant to post these a while ago and will try to take more/better pictures of the internals next time it's open.

Unsurprisingly the main board is different and a daughter board is not being used for the extra IO.  So far testing using Cuda-z using a keyboard (and inactive webcam) through the 750ex is not affecting bandwidth to the card negatively.

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I took some pictures of the board and a few components for the 750EX. (pardon dust and blurry focus)

@itsage, It does seem to be made by the same manufacturer as the main board for the Mantiz Saturn Pro. This sonnet board is marked JHL6540FB V1.0 vs the JHL6540FA V1.0 shown in your Mantiz Saturn Pro review.

Fresco Logic FL1100EX USB3.0 Host Controller

Texas Instruments TPS65983BA Type-C and USB PD Controller

Intel JHL6540 TB3 Controller

Intel JHL6240 TB3 Controller

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@pressy, Thank you for sharing these great photos. Focus is excellent for how tiny these things are. The main components and layout are very similar. There are some differences such as no SATA and USB headers (for front ports in Mantiz Saturn Pro) and more USB-A ports in the rear. TUL is the manufacturer of many eGPU vendors including Mantiz, Sonnet, and OWC.

 

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