SAPPHIRE Technology introduces GearBox Thunderbolt 3 eGFX – a new expansion chassis for Mac Pros, Ultrabooks and Small Form Factor Computers. Connect a powerful graphics card to a Thunderbolt 3 ready device and experience greatly improved performance in professional software and games.
SAPPHIRE GearBox Thunderbolt 3 allows users of light weight, portable laptops to turn their devices into powerful, high-performance gaming and professional systems. The stylish small form factor design of the chassis can accommodate up to a 300W full length PCI-Express x16 Graphics Cards from both AMD and Nvidia’s consumer and professional GPU families.
When combined with one of SAPPHIRE’s award winning NITRO+ or PULSE graphics cards, users will reap the benefits of Intelligent Cooling Solutions that deliver lower PCB temperatures, minimum noise and maximum stability. The GearBox is also a great choice for Mac users as an eGFX Expansion chassis officially recommended by Apple.
The versatile GearBox comes equipped with a maximum 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 port that can connect to laptops or small form factor computers, bringing full capability of a powerful graphics card. This provides a significant performance boost in bandwidth intensive applications – both professional software and the latest AAA games.
It features Power Delivery Charging, which fully charges a laptop of up to 60 Watts, as well as Gigabit Ethernet to enable high-speed internet via the LAN port, and dual USB ports that provide additional connections for USB data transfer devices or peripherals like keyboards and mice.
Availability and Price
The SAPPHIRE GearBox Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Expansion Chassis is available as a barebone system from selected SAPPHIRE e-tailers and retailers worldwide with an MSRP of $339.00 USD. It may also be purchased in a special price combo with one of the following SAPPHIRE Graphics cards:
SAPPHIRE GEARBOX W/ NITRO+ RADEON RX 580 4G – $538.00 USD
SAPPHIRE GEARBOX W/ NITRO+ RADEON RX 580 8G – $578.00 USD
SAPPHIRE GEARBOX W/ PULSE RADEON RX 580 8G – $558.00 USD
More details about the SAPPHIRE GearBox and SAPPHIRE’s other Thunderbolt 3 products can be found here.