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sicily428
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April-30-2017: itsage presents Sonnet Breakaway Box 350 Review – It’s cool to be quiet

 

 


there is a sonnet egpu

http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/4422-sonnet-to-roll-out-thunderbolt-3-external-gpu

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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nando4
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Rumors place this enclosure at < US$300, a direct competitor to the AKiTiO Node.  It's also touted to be very quiet, which counters one of the main complaints about the Node.  If they spec in 60W+ notebook charging capability then it would be the standout affordable eGPU enclosure that provides all the necessities.

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NEW: eGFX Breakaway™ Box
At the 2017 NAB Show, Sonnet will unveil its new eGFX Breakaway™ Box, a Thunderbolt 3-to- PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion solution designed specifically for bandwidth-intensive graphics applications. The eGFX Breakaway Box boosts graphics performance by giving users the ability to connect a high-performance graphics (GPU) card or other PCIe card to a Thunderbolt 3-equipped, eGFX-compatible notebook, all-in-one, or other small-form-factor computer. The box's single-port, 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface enables data transfers up to 2,750 MB/s and supports popular GPU chipsets such as AMD Radeon® R and RX and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX. (A list of supported eGFX-enabled computers and GPU cards will be available on the Sonnet Technologies website, www.sonnettech.com). In addition to GPU cards, the Breakaway Box supports every Thunderbolt 3-compatible PCIe card regardless of length or height. The new Sonnet system is the coolest and quietest eGFX box on the market, with a built-in, variable-speed, temperature-controlled fan that quietly and effectively cools the installed card.

 

 

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It looks really wide, could be multiple GPU? Should be great!! (but I don't think so)

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

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nando4
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Posted by: ed_co

 

It looks really wide, could be multiple GPU? Should be great!! (but I don't think so)

   

It's a single eGPU device. If want two eGPUS for computation purposes then would just buy two enclosures.

eGPU Setup 1.35    •    eGPU Port Bandwidth Reference Table

 
2015 15" Dell Precision 7510 (Q M1000M) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @32Gbps-M2 (ADT-Link R43SG) + Win10 1803 [build link]  


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ed_co
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Posted by: nando4

It's a single eGPU device. If want two eGPUS for computation purposes then would just buy two enclosures.

   

Very true, but it would be too messy!! I was trying to find an explanation of the wideness 😉

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

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itsage
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Sonnet is updating this Breakaway Box eGPU enclosure with latest Thunderbolt firmware. I have one en route and will post unboxing photos as soon as I receive it.

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2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RX 5700 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Prototype eGPU Enclosure) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 1903 [build link]  


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ed_co
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Nice to know!! It is exciting to see new possibilities here!!

2017 15" MacBook Pro (RP560) [7th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.13 & Win10 [build link]  

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strandman
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Any idea if it is Mac compatible?

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Has there been any confirmation if this will be compatible with Mac out of the box?

Curious if this will be usable without the script hack...

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itsage
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Posted by: Zach

Has there been any confirmation if this will be compatible with Mac out of the box?

Curious if this will be usable without the script hack...

Unless Apple announces official support for eGPU, all Thunderbolt enclosures will require Goalque's script to enable external GPU.

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