Asus Unveils New XG Station eGPU for $329
The Asus’s ROG XG Station 2 is certainly one of our favourite eGPUs, nevertheless it’s moderately costly, at $550, and targets players with its enticing, however loud aesthetic. The corporate’s latest exterior graphics amp, the $329 XG Station Professional is aimed toward inventive professionals on each Macs and PCs. We’ll study extra about it at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
eGPUs, often known as graphics docks or graphics amps, present an effective way to play video games or run graphically-intensive apps on a skinny and light-weight laptop computer. Offered that your laptop computer has a suitable Thunderbolt three port, there is a good likelihood that you could get the facility of a high-end graphics card whilst you’re docked at your desk.
On Home windows 10, the eGPU helps each Nvidia and AMD graphics playing cards, whereas it’s going to solely work with AMD Vega GPUs on macOS. Asus says that the XG Station Professional will work on “different platforms and ” that haven’t but been introduced.
At $329, the XG Station Professional is without doubt one of the cheaper eGPUs round, although you may nonetheless want to provide your individual graphics card. The case, made by In Win, is a darkish grey and much much less thrilling than the ROG model, however you may nonetheless trick it out with totally different colours utilizing Asus’ Aura software program.
Asus says it’s going to launch in Q1 of 2018, however we’re nonetheless ready on a precise date.