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WATCH – NAB 2017: The Akitio Node Thundebolt 3 eGPU Box

WATCH – NAB 2017: The Akitio Node Thundebolt 3 eGPU Box

Akitio has been on the front lines of Thunderbolt 3 accessories, something they maintained this NAB 2017 with their new Akitio Node expansion chassis that allows laptops and mini-pcs to accomplish a great deal more than normal. We spoke with Akitio’s David Nguyen to find out more about the upcoming Akitio Node and a few other awesome items coming from Akitio.

AKiTiO Node – $299

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.

  • Thunderbolt™ 3 for lightning fast transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps
  • 1 PCIe (x16) slot supporting full-length, full-height, double-width cards
  • Spacious enclosure for use with standard and large sized graphics cards
  • Built-in 400W SFX power supply to provide extra power to GPU
  • PCIe x16 slot supplying up to 75W of power
  • 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 compliant interface
  • Removable back panel for double-width cards
  • Carry handle to easily transport the device


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