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AKiTiO

Node
Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Box

Thunderbolt 3 / PCIe
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.
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.
400W SFX PSU
The built-in power supply provides enough power for the AKiTiO Node (~10W) as well as for graphics cards. If the standard 75W through the PCIe slot is insufficient, two extra pairs of 8-pin (6+2 pin) power connectors are available inside the AKiTiO Node that can be connected to the GPU, providing a total of about 390W.
Thunderbolt™ 3
Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all - delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. In combination with the AKiTiO Node, this makes it possible to instantly upgrade your regular laptop or Mini-PC and achieve a performance that usually requires high-end workstations or specialized gaming computers.

Product Specifications:

AKiTiO Part Number

  • NODE-T3IA-AKTU

RoHS Compliant

  • Yes

Certifications

  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • RCM
  • Thunderbolt™ technology

Housing Material

  • SECC sheet metal

PC Compatibility

  • Windows 10
  • Computer with Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Computer must support external GPUs

Mac OS Compatibility

PCIe Expansion Slots

  • (1) PCIe slot (x16) with 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 interface
  • 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

Ports

  • (1) Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) port

Power Supply

  • Internal 400W power supply
  • UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved

AC Input

  • 100-240V, 50-60Hz

DC Output

  • +12V/33A

Environment

  • Environmental (Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) 41° — 95°
    • Temperature (°C) 5° — 35°
  • Environmental (Non-Operating)
    • Temperature (°F) −4° — 140°
    • Temperature (°C) −20° — 60°

Dimensions

  • Height: 8.94" (227 mm)
  • Length: 16.85" (428 mm)
  • Width: 5.71" (145 mm)

Notes

  • 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. [see FAQ]
  • 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.
Manufacturer provided specifications for AKiTiO p/n NODE-T3IA-AKTU UPC#: 888038002346

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Includes

  • AKiTiO Node with built-in 400W PSU
  • Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable
  • Setup guide
AKiTiO Node Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Box Mfr P/N: NODE-T3IA-AKTU OWC SKU: AKTNODET3IA Features 1x Thunderbolt 3 port (USB-C), 400W built-in power supply, and a PCIe (x16) slot supporting full-length, full-height, and double-width cards. Includes Thunderbolt 3 cable 2 Year OWC Limited Warranty Sold Out