Whereas the Thunderbolt three eGFX intiative has been primarily centered on high-end desktop-class video playing cards – the so-called eGFX Chassis – Intel's eyes have been on an even bigger image that would come with smaller eGFX docks. Nevertheless for apparent causes these have been few and much between, as producers have catered firstly to high-end consumers. Nevertheless these smaller docks do exist, and we bumped into a pair on the Computex showfloor. Apparently, PowerColor has two of such merchandise, however there’s a catch.
On the present, PowerColor was demonstrating two quite compact eGFX designs: the TBX-180/240FU and the TCX-DA. The previous comes with a 180 W or 240 W energy provide, can home as much as GeForce GTX 1070/Radeon RX 570 graphics playing cards, and has a dual-port USB three.zero hub. The latter is a quite particular product that helps MXM modules and has a 220 – 240 W exterior PSU. The unit is outfitted with three DisplayPorts, an HDMI output, and a dual-port USB three.zero hub.
Each eGFX enclosures look very neat and clear. However at current they’re solely obtainable to PowerColor’s OEM clients, whom then resell them beneath their very own manufacturers or simply ship them with their PCs.
As famous, these days there are just a few compact eGFX containers from well-known producers obtainable available on the market: the AKiTiO Node, and GIGABYTE’s Gaming Containers. Against this, all the opposite options are quite cumbersome. Whereas it’s comprehensible that PowerColor will not be inclined to supply the TCX-DA to end-users as a result of MXM modules aren’t obtainable extensively, it’s fully unclear why the corporate doesn’t provide the TBX-180/240FU on the open market.
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