Unboxing: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck
This may sound stupid and unreasonable but is it possible to replace the rx 560 mxm-a card and switch it with a 1050ti MXM-a card or even a 1060 MXM-b card? Thanks
theapplemaniac, why not just get an Aorus Gaming Box with a GTX1070 from the get go, saving yourself the trouble and expense of swapping out an expensive MXM module? It offers the smallest eGPU enclosure with a powerful GPU. See https://egpu.io/external-gpu-buyers-guide-2017/#tb3-enclosures
|Aorus Gaming Box vs Sonnet Puck||Sonnet Puck plus it’s PSU|
We can see this comparison above the Puck is smaller but once the PSU’s size is factored, their total combined volume starts edging towards the Gaming Box’ size.
Mounting the Puck on the back of a LCD with say the VESA mounts would make it’s size attractive. For a standalone & powerful compact desk unit, the Gaming Box is difficult to look past.
An even more powerful GTX 1080 Gaming Box will be available in the coming month in the same compact enclosure.
Now can buy this enclosure:
Well. Sure, it is small, but the price sucks.
"Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it."- Robert A. Heinlein, "Time Enough for Love."
Touch over priced IMO too considering you can get he Aorus box with 1070 for the same price... still kinda tempted if you could get them in the UK...
2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10
i have my eye on one of these. my MacBook Pro early 2011 has the dead GPU issue and have it running only on intel hd 3000 at the moment. will this be a short term solution for this machine, which i can transfer to a better one later on?
@Grant Davis , yes, this enclosure can be paired with your system. Pls see here for how.
I am going back and forth every day thinking on buying this but I am hesitating a lot because of that monstrosity of a power brick :/ the whole thing is horribly oversized for the RX560, they should've put the display connectors parallel and had a thinner heat sink + fan... eh. :/ Where's the Lenovo dock teased when we need it so badly :/
Lenovo ThinkPad 25 -- GALAX SNPR TB3 1060 -- Lenovo Graphics Dock -- Benq BL2411PT - - two PackedPixels - Dasung not-eReader backer
I am dying to know how Civ VI works with a 2017 13" MBP in OSX with one of these pucks. I haven't been able to play since I started traveling last year and I get the shakes really bad lately (especially with Christmas coming up). I'm torn between the 570 puck and the 1070 AGB. I need something with the minimum of fiddling so I'm leaning toward the 570 puck if it is "native" under OS X - as long as it can push Civ reasonably, I'll be good to go!