PowerColor's Devil Box, a laptop dock with space for a GPU

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 31, 2016 - 01:21 PM |
Tagged: powercolor, devil box, external gpu

Thunderbolt 3, when properly implemented, provides enough bandwidth to make external GPUs possible.  The rather large Devil Box dock offers all the connectivity generally found in a docking station but can also handle even the most recently released GPUs.  Overclockers Club tested out the effectiveness of the Devil Box with an RX 480, comparing the performance of the card when installed internally and externally.  As you would reasonably expect the performance is slower over Thunderbolt, by a fair margin in most cases but not as much in the DX12 Ashes of the Singularity.  Drop by to see the full review and ponder if adding an external desktop GPU to your laptop is interesting enough for to you invest in.

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"If you are using a laptop, you get single connection to everything you need via Thunderbolt 3. External storage, connecting USB peripherals, Gigabit LAN connectivity, display output, and charging all through one cable. Pricing will come in at $375 US for just the Devil Box enclosure and included Thunderbolt 3 40Gbps cable. Add in the cost of a good, solid $200 GPU and you fast approach $600."

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October 31, 2016 | 04:44 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Why windows 10 only for support, what about other OSs! Who are they Lenovo!

October 31, 2016 | 07:52 PM - Posted by Brox

Most probably due to driver and OS support.

October 31, 2016 | 08:00 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Who in the FUCK doesn't have W10?

Nerdfags like you that's who.

October 31, 2016 | 08:06 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Up yours Monkeyboy Ballmer!

October 31, 2016 | 10:05 PM - Posted by Bianchi4me (not verified)

Over 75% of the market?

November 1, 2016 | 04:55 PM - Posted by Anon (not verified)

Thunderbolt 3 support didn't exist before Windows 10.

October 31, 2016 | 10:10 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If they can get the price down a bit this would be a great tech to use with a mid range card.

At $375 though I don't know.

It would be nice to see a more stripped down type kit, where you can re-purpose an ITX case/psu and just drop in this board with it's TB3/gpu connection. That would get the costs down to a bare minimum.

November 1, 2016 | 09:48 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

Well, it is still one of the first versions and it is $375 while Razer wants $499 for the Core.

November 1, 2016 | 11:39 AM - Posted by remc86007

Do these things have to be so ugly?

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