Akitio has announced a new partnership with NVIDIA, working to bring compatibility between Akitio’s Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Box with the NVIDIA Quadro GPU’s which would bring workstation level GPU acceleration to Thunderbolt 3 laptops.
The Thunderbolt™ 3 eGXF box is a low cost expansion chassis designed to house an external graphics card. Connected to the computer via Thunderbolt 3, the additional GPU power instantly upgrades a regular laptop or a mini PC and makes it possible to do things that would normally require a high-end workstation or gaming computer. For video editors and colorists, the dedicated GPU reduces the time it takes to render the footage, a computer that was not powerful enough for a VR headset is now potentially VR ready and for those that like to play games, these can now run at much higher frame rates than before.
For more information on Akitio and NVIDIA’s partnership, see the press release below.
For more info on Akitio’s Node, visit www.Akitio.com/Expansion/Node
Akitio® Node Thunderbolt™ 3 eGPU Box Qualified for use with NVIDIA Quadro GPU’s
Brea, CA – August 1, 2017 / ‐‐ Akitio, makers of premium storage solutions and Thunderbolt 3 eGPU experts are excited to announce a new partnership with NVIDIA.
Akitio and NVIDIA are hard at work bringing Quadro support to Thunderbolt 3 eGPUs. This means that soon you’ll be able to accelerate your laptop with a workstation GPU inside a Node to power professional workflows such as rendering, CAD design, visual FX, video editing and many other professional workflows, all working in real-time through your laptop.
Quadro Support for eGPUs is available today with the driver R384 U1 (385.08).
Pricing and Availability
The Akitio Node is currently available at an MSRP of $299.99 (chassis alone). To learn more, please visit the following: http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-external-graphics.html.
About Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gb/s, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power.
Established in 1992, Akitio is an international company specializing in the design, development and manufacturing of premium, high-quality external computer storage products and accessories with an emphasis on Thunderbolt technology. Akitio is a leading Thunderbolt developer and currently have some of the fastest and highest capacity Thunderbolt products on the market. Akitio US Headquarters are located in Orange County, California.
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