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Adriano Ansaldi II
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Hi, I'm thinking to buy Sonnet Breakaway Box 350.
I want to know if this box can power correctly these video cards:
ASRock Radeon RX560 Phantom Gaming 4GB or Sapphire Nitro Radeon RX480 8GB.

https://www.asrock.com/Graphics-Card/AMD/Phantom%20Gaming%20Radeon%20RX560%204G/
https://www.sapphiretech.com/en/nitro-matrix#EB1C8072EF5F488283EEF1BCEE6FCFE2

Thes video cards are indicated as compatible with MacOS in the Sonnet's compatibility table.

Thanks in advance.

 

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Mac mini (Late 2012) i5 2,5GHz | Sonnet 350 + Sapphire NITRO RX 480 8GB | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD
MacBook Air (Early 2014) i5 1,4GHz | AKiTiO Thunder2 + AMD RX 480 8GB | 4GB RAM | 128GB PCIe


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itsage
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Go for the Sapphire Nitro Radeon RX 480. It's a much better performance value compared to the RX 560.

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Adriano Ansaldi II
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@itsage

300W is enough?

Mac mini (Late 2012) i5 2,5GHz | Sonnet 350 + Sapphire NITRO RX 480 8GB | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD
MacBook Air (Early 2014) i5 1,4GHz | AKiTiO Thunder2 + AMD RX 480 8GB | 4GB RAM | 128GB PCIe


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itsage
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Yes it's more than enough to handle the RX 480. Since you are using a Mac mini, there's no need for Power Delivery from the eGPU enclosure so the Sonnet Breakaway Box 350 is a perfect choice.

external graphics card builds
best laptops for external GPU
eGPU enclosure buyer's guide

 
2020 13" MacBook Pro [10th,4C,G] + RTX 2080 Ti @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Win10 2004 [build link]  


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OliverB
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Those numbers are quite difficult to get:
RX 480 > RX 560
GTX 980 Ti > GTX 1050 Ti

How is this possible? 😉

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2018 15" MBP & 2015 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680

 
2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 & macOS 10.15.4 [build link]  


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Eightarmedpet
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I'd recommend against the Sonnet box, its not the nicest of enclosures... sure it works fine but its big bulky and plastic.
I had one and sold it and now have a Mantiz Venus and its fantastic, looks nicer, just as quiet, plus has additional ports and space for an SSD, its a proper docking station.
As other said, 480 over a 560 any day, but might as well get a 580?

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

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2017 13" MacBook Pro [7th,2C,U] + RX 5700 XT @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.15.4 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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Adriano Ansaldi II
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Can't find Mantiz Venus ... But I think is better!

Sonnet 350 or 550? Is there anything more or less apart from PSU?

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Mac mini (Late 2012) i5 2,5GHz | Sonnet 350 + Sapphire NITRO RX 480 8GB | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD
MacBook Air (Early 2014) i5 1,4GHz | AKiTiO Thunder2 + AMD RX 480 8GB | 4GB RAM | 128GB PCIe


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