Product

AKiTiO Node


The Thunderbolt™ 3 eGXF box is a low cost expansion chassis designed to house an external graphics card. Connected to the computer via Thunderbolt 3, the additional GPU power instantly upgrades a regular laptop or a mini PC and makes it possible to do things that would normally require a high-end workstation or gaming computer. For video editors and colorists, the dedicated GPU reduces the time it takes to render the footage, a computer that was not powerful enough for a VR headset is now potentially VR ready and for those that like to play games, these can now run at much higher frame rates than before.

The built-in power supply provides enough power for the AKiTiO Node (~10W) as well as for graphics cards. If the standard 75W through the PCIe slot is insufficient, two extra pairs of 8-pin (6+2 pin) power connectors are available inside the AKiTiO Node that can be connected to the GPU, providing a total of about 390W.
The power of external GPUs

Specifications

AKiTiO Node
  • NODE-T3IA-AKTU (without graphics card)
  • CE
  • FCC
  • VCCI
  • Thunderbolt™ technology
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • SECC sheet metal
  • 1 x PCIe card (see compatibility chart)
  • Supports full-length, full-height and double-width cards
  • PCIe (x16) 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 pin) connectors
Not applicable
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) port
  • 1 x internal PCIe (x16) slot with 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 interface
  • Thunderbolt 3 up to 40 Gbps
Not supported
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
  • Internal power supply (UL, cUL, CE, FCC, BSMI, TUV approved)
  • Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz
  • Output: DC +12V/33A
  • 29.6 dB(A)
  • 16.85 inches x 5.71 inches x 8.94 inches
  • 42.8 cm x 14.5 cm x 22.7 cm
  • AKiTiO Node with built-in 400W PSU
  • Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable
  • Setup guide
  • Retail Box Size: 20.24 x 9.72 x 14.37 in. (51.4 x 24.7 x 36.5 cm)
    • The computer must support external GPUs.
    • Not all Thunderbolt 3 computers support external GPUs. If in doubt, please contact the manufacturer of your computer.
    • To prevent damage, always uninstall graphics cards when transporting the device.
    • The device has to be connected directly to the computer and it does not support a daisy chain.
    • This device provides 15W over Thunderbolt but only for laptops that accept a charge from a 5V/3A power source [see FAQ]
    • The monitor, VR headset, Intel® NUC and graphics card are for reference only.
    • This product is not supported on macOS
  • This product is not supported on Boot Camp