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ASUS announce their ROG XG Station 2 external GPU enclosure

ASUS announce their ROG XG Station 2 external GPU enclosure

ASUS announce their ROG XG Station 2 external GPU enclosure

ASUS announce their ROG XG Station 2 external GPU enclosure

 
 
ASUS has announced new their ROG XG Station 2 external GPU enclosure, which can be used to power up to 500w GPUs and contains an ethernet controller and a 4-port USB 3.0 hub. 
 
This enclosure connects to your laptop/PC using a Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) connection, though ASUS also allows users to connect an optional USB 3.0 (5Gbps) connection to your PC for additional performance. This enclosure is compatible with ASUS' AURA lighting system and is ventilated with three 70mm fans, allowing this enclosure to keep your GPU cool under load. 
 
Inside this enclosure is a PSU which offers 80+ Gold efficiency, which can supply 500W of power to your enclosed GPU as well as up to 100W of power to your connected system. This enclosure can power an internal GPU using two 6+2 pin PCIe power connections, which will suite even today's most powerful GPUs. 

  

ASUS announce their ROG XG Station 2 external GPU enclosure  ASUS announce their ROG XG Station 2 external GPU enclosure
ASUS announce their ROG XG Station 2 external GPU enclosure  

 

ASUS has not announced the pricing for this XG Station 2 unit, though it has a planned release date in Q1 2017. 

 

You can join the discussion on ASUS' ROG XG Station 2 external GPU enclosure on the OC3D Forums

 

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16-12-2016, 09:55:45

dwatterworth
My math might be off but are the 6+2 connections over spec on delivery or is the PCIe slot? (150W/6+2 connector x2) + 75W PCIe slot = 375W?

It's a pretty cool thing to see a push for these, especially given so many powerful mobile ultrabooks without dGPUs. Also, why not 1 or 2 larger fans vs many smaller fans? Seems like the idea would be to not have this sound like a 2u rack?Quote

16-12-2016, 10:28:28

WYP
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Originally Posted by dwatterworth View Post
My math might be off but are the 6+2 connections over spec on delivery or is the PCIe slot? (150W/6+2 connector x2) + 75W PCIe slot = 375W?

It's a pretty cool thing to see a push for these, especially given so many powerful mobile ultrabooks without dGPUs. Also, why not 1 or 2 larger fans vs many smaller fans? Seems like the idea would be to not have this sound like a 2u rack?
Power wise ASUS are just playing it safe in case AMD wants to try something insane like an R9 295X2 again, which went beyond PCIe spec to consume up to 500W with 2x 6+2 pins.Quote
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