ZOTAC also announced an External VGA Box

Subject: Graphics Cards, Shows and Expos | May 25, 2017 - 07:24 PM |
Tagged: external gpu, zotac, thunderbolt 3, computex 2017

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They haven't given us much detail but as you would expect the ZOTAC external GPU box connects an GPU to your system via a Thunderbolt 3 connector, allowing you to add more GPU power to a mobile system or any other computer which needs a little boost to its graphics.  You can fit cards of up to 9" in length, which makes it a perfect match for the two Mini-GPUs just below or other lower powered cards which are not as well endowed as your average GTX 1080 or 1080 Ti.  It also adds four USB 3.0 ports and a Quick Charge 3.0 port to your system so you can leave it at home and simply attach your laptop via the Thunderbolt cable and get right to gaming.

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Source: Zotac

May 26, 2017 | 02:38 PM - Posted by Jann5s

to me a smaller box like this makes more sense. I think the market who is interested in this wants to just game on their ultra thin laptop. Feeding a 1080(ti) with a low power dual core is not gonna happen. And people owning a 1080(ti) probably wouldn't mind having a proper desktop. Ergo, 1060/580 type of cards would be perfect in a box like this. You go from zero gaming performance to pretty awesome.

May 26, 2017 | 05:19 PM - Posted by D00mM4r1n3

At first I thought that was a new mini-ITX case and was getting ready to whip my wallet out to buy one, but no, it's just something from Zotac, sigh. Who has a computer with a Thunderbolt 3 connector anyways? Outside of Mac users I don't see any use for these products until sub-$300 netbooks start shipping with Thunderbolt 3.

May 26, 2017 | 06:26 PM - Posted by protoCJ

I've heard that Intel will lift its licensing fee to make the standard more accessible, so that's something.

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