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Sonnet eGPU Breakaway Pucks

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Sonnet has introduced two new eGPU Breakaway Pucks for Intel-based Mac computers with Thunderbolt 3 Ports.

If you are running an Intel-based MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac or iMac Pro with Thunderbolt 3 ports and you are doing a lot of editing, rendering, color grading, animating, or special effects apps an eGPU can make difference.

Whether your Mac completely lacks a discrete internal GPU or has a GPU without enough power to adequately support the needs of your current workflow one of these two new Sonnet solutions will help with your Mac’s graphics performance.

The two eGPU Pucks that are available are the:

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Both eGPU Breakaway Puck’s second Thunderbolt ports provide both graphics and data to fully support all popular Thunderbolt/USB-C displays. They also provide enough power to drive 5K and 6K displays, including Apple’s Pro Display XDR.

The eGPU Breakaway Pucks include two USB 3.2 Type A ports, enabling you to connect peripherals to your Mac without using another port on the computer.

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Both Pucksmeasure 6 inches wide by 5.1 inches deep by 2 inches tall. They have been designed to take up minimal space on your desk.

eGPU Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 5500 XT

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  • Second Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port (supports one 4K, 5K, 6K @60Hz monitor, or one Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Dual Display Adapter)
  • DisplayPort® 1.4 port (supports one 4K @60Hz monitor)
  • HDMI® 2.0 port (supports one 4K @60Hz monitor)
  • Two USB 3.2 Type A ports
  • 60W laptop charging
  • 4GB GDDR6 video memory
  • 30-bit color HDR support

eGPU Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 5700

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  • Second Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port (supports one 4K, 5K, 6K @60Hz monitor, or one Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Dual Display Adapter)
  • DisplayPort 1.4 port (supports one 4K @60Hz monitor)
  • HDMI 2.0 port (supports one 4K @60Hz monitor)
  • Two USB 3.2 Type A ports
  • 60W laptop charging
  • 8GB GDDR6 video memory
  • 30-bit color HDR support

Performance

Above you can see the claimed performance increases when using a 2019 MacBook Pro 15″.

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