Gigabyte External GPU Dock Prototype Teased at Computex
Last week, we saw both PowerColor and Asus showoff their external GPU solutions with AMD XConnect capability. Lets not forget that when it comes to GPU solutions Gigabyte is also a major player and though the company did not have an external GPU solution ready they did have a prototype in the works.
Gigabyte external GPU dock prototype was teased at Computex. Though this external GPU solution is still a work in progress it shows that Gigabyte will be giving other products of the class some competition.
The PowerColor Devil Box seems to be getting a lot of attention. Users can use both AMD and Nvidia cards in the device which makes it a handy external GPU solution. Not being locked to only AMD cards seems to be a huge selling point here.
While the PowerColor Devil Box and the Asus ROG external GPU enclosure stress upon the gaming market, the Gigabyte external GPU dock seems to be a bit more subtle. But this is just a prototype and there is no way of knowing what the actual finished product will look like at this point. On further inspection of the Gigabyte external GPU dock it is clear that the company simply went with a SilverStone chassis.
It was also noted that the Gigabyte external GPU solution prototype uses the least powerful PSU. It was equipped with a 250W power supply while Razor and PowerColor use a 500W PSU and Asus uses a 680W PSU. Power is important here as other devices can be attached to these external GPU enclosures and they too draw power.
Though there are no details about launch or pricing of the product it is great to see that Gigabyte is working on an external GPU enclosure of its own. We will be looking forward to see what the final product will look like.
Source: Tom’s Hardware.