Sapphire presents the GearBox Thunderbolt 3 external graphics card solution to boost the performance of notebooks and mini-PCs by upgrading the GPU and other PCIe devices using the ultra-fast Thunderbolt 3 interface. The Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port connects the external graphics card with a 40Gbps connection. The Sapphire GearBox supports PCIe x16 interface graphics cards, up to dual PCIe slot GPUs which includes the Sapphire NITRO+ and Sapphire PULSE Series Radeon graphics cards. The Sapphire GearBox packs a robust and efficient 500W internal power supply to support high-performance graphics cards or other PCIe devices such as NVMe solid-state drives. The Sapphire GearBox also offers additional USB 3.0 outputs for other devices such as external drives. It also packs a dedicated Ethernet port for fast wired connection.
Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity
Thunderbolt 3 is the most advanced connecting interface through USB-C delivering speeds of up to 40 Gbps. It offers improved performance with dual 4K Displays and additional features with a single connecting interface. The SAPPHIRE GearBox provides a seamless way to upgrade your computer’s performance via Thunderbolt 3.
Pricing and Availability
The SAPPHIRE GearBox Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Solution is available as a barebone system for $339.00 USD. It is also available with a pre-installed Sapphire Radeon graphics card, see the following bundles below:
Sapphire GearBox + NITRO+ RADEON RX 580 4G - $538.00 USD
Sapphire GearBox + NITRO+ RADEON RX 580 8G - $578.00 USD
Sapphire GearBox + PULSE RADEON RX 580 8G - $558.00 USD
Learn more about the Sapphire GearBox eGFX Solution here.