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The Wolfe Thunderbolt GPU enclosure hits Kickstarter

It is about time these came in at a reasonable price.

The Wolfe Thunderbolt GPU enclosure hits KickStarter

The Wolfe Thunderbolt GPU enclosure hits Kickstarter

 

The Wolfe Thunderbolt GPU enclosure has hit Kickstarter, allowing laptops to utilise desktop GPU performance for both gaming and productivity. 

This enclosure is compatible with Thunderbolt 3 enabled devices, though there are Thunderbolt 2.0 versions that will be exclusively available during their Kickstarter campaign.  

 The main downside of this product is that the Wolfe enclosure in this Kickstarter will be sold in versions containing a GTX 950 or a GTX 970 in the Wolfe and Wolfe Pro versions respectively. A DIY version which comes without a GPU is currently available in limited quantities, though we would recommend this option over other as it will enable users to use newer hardware like the GTX 1060 modern GPU hardware. 

  The Wolfe Thunderbolt GPU enclosure hits KickStarter  

The DIY version of the Wolfe is available for $269, with the GTX 950 containing Wolfe coming in at $449 and the GTX 970 containing Wolfe Pro coming in at $599.

One thing that we would love to see is for Wolfe to be much clearer regarding the size of GPUs that can fit in their enclosure, as right now we simply have no idea what specific GPUs can fit in this Thunderbolt GPU dock. 

 

 

The Wolfe enclosure will be made from injection moulded PC-ABS plastic and will contain a 220W mobile PSU, allowing gamers to power even some of the most powerful GPUs available.  This enclosure could even power a GTX 1080, provided that the GPU fits. 

 

Technical (Wolfe):

  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 950
  • - I/O: 3x Displayport, 1x HDMI, 1x Thunderbolt
  • - Power: 220 Watt Mobile PSU

 

Technical (Wolfe Pro):

  • - GPU: Nvidia GTX 970
  • - I/O: 3x Displayport, 1x HDMI, 1x Thunderbolt
  • - Power: 220 Watt Mobile PSU

 

Packout:

  • - Wolfe
  • - QuickStart Guide (includes software key)
  • - Thunderbolt Cable
  • - 220 Watt Mobile PSU

 

Right now external GPU enclosures are very expensive, with currently available docks coming with a significant price premium, but this Kickstarter may be a sign that things are going to change moving forward.  

Right now Wolfe plans on shipping the Thunderbolt GPU enclosure in February 2017. The Kickstarter has already reached its $50,000 funding target. 


You can have a look at the Wolfe's Kickstarter Page here. 

 

You can join the discussion on the Wolfe GPU enclosure on the OC3D Forums

 

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Most Recent Comments

24-08-2016, 06:45:43

SuB
So does this mean OSX suddenly works with any GPU? or are they writing drivers for 'any' card as well?Quote

24-08-2016, 08:33:21

darthgalactis
I would like to we would all like to see real benchmarks from the 10 series in both OSX and Windows before committing to a purchase.Quote

25-08-2016, 00:42:36

shambles1980
what makes this any different from the already existing gpu addons for laptops?
And why wouldnt you just get a laptaop with a 1070 already in it?Quote

27-08-2016, 08:49:22

GiantKiwi
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
So does this mean OSX suddenly works with any GPU? or are they writing drivers for 'any' card as well?
You'll be waiting until Sierra at the earliest to run Pascal cards i'm afraid. So the whole notion of part of the article (the bit about buying 10xx) is complete fantasy until then.Quote
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