eGFX Breakaway Box 550 – One FHFD x16 Graphics card slot

RRP Price (inc gst): $669.00

Part #: GPU-550W-TB3

Warranty:  1  Year

Sonnet’s eGFX Breakaway Box, a Thunderbolt 3-to-PCIe card expansion solution supports any Thunderbolt compatible PCIe card, but is designed specifically for bandwidth-intensive graphic video cards. The Breakaway Box enables all the popular GPU cards that support connecting to a computer over Thunderbolt such as AMD Radeon® R9 and RX and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX7, 9 and 10 series, providing GPU support for computationally-intensive applications.

There’s no need to carry a heavy and expensive gaming laptop to have a great gaming experience—just plug in a Breakaway Box and add the GPU power you want when you need it! By delivering much higher frame rates for smooth game play, the Breakaway Box is ideal for enabling graphic-intensive gaming on computers (such as thin/light notebooks) that otherwise would not be able to produce an acceptable gaming experience. When used with computers that properly support eGPUs, accelerated graphics can either be displayed on your notebook’s own display panel or on external monitors. And, unlike with gaming laptops, when the next generation of GPUs rolls around and you are ready for another performance boost, simply upgrade the GPU card—nobody should have to replace their computer just to keep up with the latest in GPU technology.

In addition to eGPU cards, the Breakaway Box supports every other Thunderbolt-compatible PCIe card, regardless of the card’s length or width—its single x16 PCIe 3.0 slot easily accommodates full-length cards such as the RED Rocket-X or AVID Pro Tools|HDX.
The Breakaway Box’s single-port 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface ensures the full 2750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth(1) is dedicated to the installed card.

Sonnet offers two eGFX Breakaway Box models to choose from—the eGFX Breakaway Box 350 and eGFX Breakaway Box 550—enabling you to select one best suited to your needs. The eGFX Breakaway Box 350 includes 8-pin plus one 6-pin auxiliary power connectors, supports cards requiring 300W or less power, and provides 15W of upstream power. The eGFX Breakaway Box 550 includes dual 8-pin auxiliary power connectors, supports cards requiring 375W+ of power, and provides 87W of upstream power, useful for charging your notebook computer. Both models include a 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable to connect the box to your computer. Whichever model you choose, the Breakaway Box is Thunderbolt Certified for Mac and Windows.

  • Connects High Performance GPU Cards to Computers with Thunderbolt 3 Ports – Connects a supported GPU card to your eGFX-compatible computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Supports Cards With Popular GPU Chipsets – Includes AMD Radeon R9 and RX and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 7, 9 and 10 series
  • x16 PCI Express 3.0 slot – Supports up to full-length, full-height, single- or double-width card
  • Supports Other Thunderbolt 3 – Compatible PCIe Cards—Perfect for full-length cards such as the RED ROCKET-X or AVID Pro Tools|HDX
  • 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface with One Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Port – Ensures full 2750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth is dedicated to the installed card
  • Available with 350W or 550W Power Supply – Model with 350W power supply has one 8-pin & one 6-pin auxiliary power connector and delivers 15W of upstream power; model with 550W power supply has dual 8-pin connectors and can also deliver 87W upstream power to charge your computer
  • Quietest eGFX System Available – Large built-in, variable-speed, temperature-controlled fan quietly and effectively cools the installed card
  • Thunderbolt Certified for Mac & Windows