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Node Titan
Plug & Play Thunderbolt 3 External GPU (eGPU) Solution

Turn Your Computer Into a Graphics Powerhouse
Trying to play graphically taxing games or perform professional video editing on notebook, all-in-on, and small form factor computers can at best be described as unsatisfactory. Damage to the machine can even occur from pounding on it in frustration! That’s because the built-in graphical processing power is either immediately woefully inadequate for intensive uses or over time has fallen behind the latest technology.
The AKiTiO Node Titan is an external graphics processing unit (eGPU) that lets you transform your notebook or other slotless computer (Mac mini, iMac, NUC, etc.) into a high-performance gaming, video editing, and graphics workstation for a fraction of the cost of buying or building a new machine. It connects to a Thunderbolt 3-equipped computer and offers the power and space needed for today’s most popular double-wide full-length/full-height AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards.
Edit from Anywhere…Faster
If you’ve dreamed of a portable editing system, welcome to a new workflow reality. The Node Titan turns notebook computers like the MacBook Pro into a powerful NLE (Non-Linear Editing) machine. No more system performance slowing to a crawl with even basic effects…now you knock out effects-laden timelines and high-quality exports with immediate time-saving ROI. By adding a second Node Titan, you can tap into the processing power of multiple eGPUs for exponential gains in timeline performance and accelerated renders and exports.
Explore a Different Reality
Without an eGPU like Node Titan, exploring new dimensions with an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headset on a standard notebook was pure fantasy. To start seeing what you’ve been missing, just plug a VR headset directly into your graphics card’s DisplayPort. You can also connect a second or third external display for extra workspace.
Easily Handles Power-Hungry Cards
The Node Titan lets you play and create without limits. If your graphics card (sold separately) requires more than the x16 PCIe slot industry standard 75W output, no problem! There’s a class-leading 650W power supply that can handle power hungry cards like the Radeon RX Vega 64. Speaking of handling, thanks to Node Titan’s spacious design, you can even use double-wide full-length/full-height cards.
Accelerates Both Pro Apps and Games
Truly a mobile work and entertainment game-changer, Node Titan accelerates 3D graphics-based pro apps, games, and VR. In macOS 10.14 and later, turn on “Prefer external GPU” and on Windows 10, adjust display graphics settings in your app/game to “High performance” to experience vastly improved lighting, richly detailed textures, and breathtaking visual effects.
Grab n’ Go Graphics
Gaming or editing video on-the-go has never been easier. The Node Titan features a commercial quality electrogalvanized steel case with a retractable carrying handle to safely and easily take powerful graphics capabilities along with your notebook wherever you roam.
Flexible Now, Expandable for Future Needs
Unlike other eGPUs that come as a bundled solution and cannot be upgraded in the future, Node Titan gives you the power of choice in deciding what graphics card to install for your present needs. If your needs change in the future, simply swap cards to keep your graphics performance on the cutting edge.
Easy Toolless Setup
Adding the ultimate visual experience to your gaming, video editing, and graphics intensive apps couldn’t be easier:
  1. Lift and slide Node Titan’s cover from the back to open the enclosure.
  2. Push your graphics card (sold separately) into the PCIe slot and secure with the extended length thumb screws.
  3. Connect one or both of the 8-pin PCIe power connectors to the card depending on power requirements.
  4. Slide Node Titan’s cover back on and secure with thumb screws.
  5. Connect Node Titan to your Thunderbolt 3-equipped computer via the included Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Product Specifications:

AKiTiO Part Number

  • NPTNT3

Mac OS Compatibility

  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina

PC OS Compatibility

  • Windows 10 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2016

Other Requirements

  • Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Mac: Requires macOS 10.13.4 or later
  • PC: Requires Windows 10 64-bit v1709 or later
  • OS compatibility will vary by installed GPU

PCIe Cards Supported

  • One full-length, full-height, and double-width PCIe Card

Internal Connectivity

  • Dual 8-pin auxiliary power

External Connectivity

  • Thunderbolt 3

Housing Color

  • Space Gray

Housing Material

  • Aluminum

Chipset

  • Thunderbolt 3: Intel JHL7440

RoHS Compliant

  • Yes

Certifications

  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • RCM
  • BSMI

Expansion Slots

  • Supports up to PCIe x16 mechanical, x4 electrical

Power Supply

  • Internal power supply

AC Input

  • 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 10.0A (@100V) 5.0A (@ 220V)

DC Output

  • DC +12V, 54V

Wattage

  • 650W

Dimensions

  • Height: 26.6 cm (10.5 in)
  • Width: 13.5 cm (5.3 in)
  • Length: 35.7 cm (14.1 in)

Weight

  • 3.5 kg (7.72 lbs)

Notes

  • Supports up to a full-length (max 12.59 in / 32 cm), full-height (max 6.69 in / 17 cm) and double-width (max 2.5 slots) card.
  • PCIe (x16 mechanical) 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) PCIe connectors (max 500W).
  • The PSU fan of the 650W power supply spins up once at startup to indicate that the power has been turned on but afterwards, it only turns on when needed to cool down the power supply.
  • The host computer must support external graphics cards (eGPUs).
  • Not supported on Boot Camp
Manufacturer provided specifications for AKiTiO p/n NPTNT3 UPC#: 888038009369

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iMac Intel
iMac Pro
(27-inch Late 2017)
(December 2017)
Model ID: iMacPro1,1
3.2GHz 8-core, 3.0GHz 10-core, 2.3GHz 14-core, 2.5GHz 18-core
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2020)
(August 2020)
Model ID: iMac20,1; iMac20,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.8GHz i7, 3.6GHz i9
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iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Early 2019)
(March 2019)
Model ID: iMac19,1
3.0GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.7GHz i5, 3.6GHz i9
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 4K display
(21.5-inch Early 2019)
(March 2019)
Model ID:iMac19,2
3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,3
3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 3.8GHz i5, 4.2GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 4K display
(21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,2
3.0GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,1
2.3GHz i5
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2020)
(May, 2020)
Model ID: MacBookPro16,3
1.4GHz i5, 1.7GHz i7
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MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2020)
(May, 2020)
Model ID: MacBookPro16,2
2.0GHz i5, 2.3GHz i7
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MacBook Pro (16-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(November, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro16,1
2.6GHz i7, 2.3GHz i9, 2.4GHz i9
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MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(May, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,1; MacBookPro15,3
2.6GHz i7, 2.3GHz i9, 2.4GHz i9
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MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(July, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,4
1.4GHz i5, 1.7GHz i7
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MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(May, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,2
2.4GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
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MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,1
2.2GHz i7, 2.6GHz i7, 2.9GHz i9
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MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,2
2.3GHz i5, 2.7GHz i7
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MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,3
2.8GHz i7, 2.9GHz i7, 3.1GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,1
2.3GHz i5, 2.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,3
2.6GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,2
2.9GHz, 3.1GHz, 3.3GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2020)
(March 2020)
Model ID: MacBookAir9,1
1.1GHz i3, 1.1GHz i5, 1.2GHz i7
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2019)
(July 2019)
Model ID: MacBookAir8,2
1.6GHz i5
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2018)
(November 2018)
Model ID: MacBookAir8.1
1.6GHz i5
Mac mini 2018
Mac mini (Late 2018)
(November, 2018)
Model ID: Macmini8,1
3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.5GHz 8-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.3GHz 12-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.2GHz 16-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
2.7GHz 24-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020)
(January 2020)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
2.5GHz 28-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.5GHz 8-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.3GHz 12-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
3.2GHz 16-Core
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Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
2.7GHz 24-Core
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Mac Pro (Late 2019)
(December 2019)
Model ID: MacPro7,1
2.5GHz 28-Core
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PC Desktop
PC Compatible
Compatible with Intel / AMD based desktop/laptop PCs with built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Includes

  • (1) Node Titan
  • (1) Thunderbolt 3 cable
  • (1) Quick start guide

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 2 out of 2 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: 340894
Rating: 5/5 nice metal case July 27, 2020 The graphics card is great, and the case is solid and nice looking. The handle is also cool.

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Reviewer: MacMan36 Location: WI Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Outstanding eGPU setup July 4, 2020 I got this to go with my new Mac Mini and I must say that I am impressed. The Node Titan is a really good enclosure and I love the tool-less installation for cards. As for the card itself, I honestly wasn't expecting much considering it is only a midrange graphics card, but it runs like a champ and is able to handle pretty much everything I use it for. The fans keep the setup from overheating and they don't make much noise, which is awesome. Overall I am quite pleased.

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Reviewer: VicWind Location: Vancouver Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great for rendering July 3, 2020 Using this mainly for Resolve 16 on my 2018 Mac Mini. Speeds up workflow considerably, letting me render simple video, (HD) with basic grading and titles, almost 1.5x realtime. 4K is working at 17-20fps for renders. Before getting this box, it was like 2-10fps depending on the shot. Wow! Future proof as well, I may put in a Vega64 when I do more 4k stuff.

Fast shipping and perfect service, as always. Love these folks!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from AKiTiO Node Titan Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Enclosure with Radeon RX 580 GPU bundle. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: corb Location: west coast Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Huge performance increase July 1, 2020 I use this for video production on a Mac mini (Prem Pro, Da Vinci Resolve, Avid). I have a Radeon Pro W5700 installed driving two 4K UHD monitors. The performance increase has been enormous and I can also do realtime viewing with multiple effects at full 4k 10 bit resolution and no stuttering. The only issue I've had is that if the Mac goes to sleep all the displays go black on rewake and the system has to be rebooted. This is apparently an OSX bug that effects all enclosures. Quiet, Sleek design, exactly the right size, trivial install (although a little text on the power cables would have helped).

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Reviewer: photoman Location: Raleigh, NC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Outstanding in every way! May 20, 2020 The Akitio Node Titan with W5700 replaces my Blackmagic eGPU Pro and it’s an ideal upgrade. For essentially the same cost I get a unit that’s demonstrably faster, more versatile and — a most pleasant surprise — virtually as quiet as the Blackmagic unit. The footprint of the Akitio is only slightly larger, but gives me a unit that I can upgrade as newer and more powerful cards come to market. Finally, it’s always a pleasure working with an OWC product, whose makers stand behind what they make.

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Reviewer: HappyMac53 Location: NC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 A well built eGPU May 16, 2020 I received my AKiTiO Node Titan Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Enclosure with Radeon RX 580 GPU quickly, only a couple of days after placing my order. While both units are shipped together they are in their own individual packaging. The card must be inserted in the eGPU enclosure which is a simple plugin that requires no tools. The AKiTiO enclosure is extremely well built and provides both the power and cooling requirements for a more powerful graphics card upgrade at a later date if needed. The eGPU enclosure has a built-in power supply so only a standard 3-prong power cable connects the unit to power (no external large power brick.) The unit is near-silent at idle but there is a little fan hum if you listen closely. This was only apparent to me because I'm using it with a silent Mac Mini. Performance is good...many times the graphics abilities built into my Mini. It did seem large at first but upon consideration, I understand that room provides future upgradability. It was a plug and play setup and I had it up and running in about 10 mins. I'm very pleased so far with this purchase.

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AKiTiO Node Titan Plug & Play Thunderbolt 3 External GPU (eGPU) Solution Mfr P/N: NPTNT3 OWC SKU: AKTNPTNT3 Add an External GPU/Video Card to your Mac or PC. 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $329.75
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