AKiTiO Node - Finally an affordable eGPU box
The Thunderbolt™ 3 eGFX 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
4 Lane PCI Express 3.0 Compliant Interface
Supports standard and large sized PCIe Gen3 x4 cards
The PCIe (x16) slot accepts full-length, full-height, double-width cards with enough space available inside the enclosure for both standard and large sized graphics cards. The four PCIe Gen3 lanes and the Thunderbolt 3 interface are capable of transfer rates up to 40Gbps, providing enough bandwidth even for the most demanding PCIe cards.
Extra power for graphics cards
40Gbps bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3
The four PCIe Gen3 lanes and the Thunderbolt 3 interface are capable of transfer rates up to 40Gbps, providing enough bandwidth even for the most demanding PCIe cards.
|Part No.||NODE-T3IA-AKTU (without graphics card)|
|Warranty||2-year limited warranty|
|Case material||SECC sheet metal|
|Application|| 1 x PCIe card
Supports full-length, full-height and double-width cards
PCIe (x16) slot provides a maximum of 75W but additional power can be supplied to the PCIe card by connecting a pair of 8-pin (6+2 pin) connectors
|RAID mode||Not applicable|
|Interface/Ports|| 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) port
1 x internal PCIe (x16) slot with 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 interface
|Data transfer||Thunderbolt 3 up to 40 Gbps|
|System requirements (PC)|| Windows 10
Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port
Computer must support external GPUs
|System requirements (Mac)|| macOS 10.13.4 and later
Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port
Only graphics cards listed in our compatibility chart are supported
|System environment|| Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
|Power supply|| Internal power supply (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved)
Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz
Output: DC +12V/33A
|Fan noise level||29.6 dB(A)|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)|| 16.85 inches x 5.71 inches x 8.94 inches
42.8 cm x 14.5 cm x 22.7 cm
|Package contents|| AKiTiO Node with built-in 400W PSU
Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable
|Carton/Packing||Retail Box Size: 20.24 x 9.72 x 14.37 in. (51.4 x 24.7 x 36.5 cm)|
|Remarks|| The computer must support external GPUs.
Not all Thunderbolt 3 PCs support external GPUs. If in doubt, please contact the manufacturer of your computer.
To prevent damage, always uninstall graphics cards when transporting the device.
The device has to be connected directly to the computer and it does not support a daisy chain.
This device provides 15W over Thunderbolt but only for laptops that accept a charge from a 5V/3A power source
The monitor, VR headset, Intel® NUC and graphics card are for reference only.
This product is not supported on Boot Camp
This product has components or design elements that are patented or patent pending.