The Asus’s ROG XG Station 2 is considered one of our favourite eGPUs, however it is quite dear, at $550, and objectives avid gamers with its horny, however loud aesthetic. The corporate’s latest exterior graphics amp, the $329 XG Station Professional is aimed toward inventive execs on each Macs and PCs. We will be informed extra about it at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
eGPUs, often referred to as graphics docks or graphics amps, supply an effective way to play video games or run graphically-intensive apps on a skinny and light-weight pc. Only if your pc has a appropriate Thunderbolt three port, there is a just right likelihood that you’ll get the ability of a high-end graphics card if you are docked at your table.
On Home windows 10, the eGPU helps each Nvidia and AMD graphics playing cards, whilst it’ll simplest paintings with AMD Vega GPUs on macOS. Asus says that the XG Station Professional will paintings on “different platforms and ” that experience now not but been introduced.
At $329, the XG Station Professional is likely one of the inexpensive eGPUs round, even though you’ll be able to nonetheless wish to provide your personal graphics card. The case, made by way of In Win, is a gloomy grey and a long way much less thrilling than the ROG model, however you’ll nonetheless trick it out with other colours the usage of Asus’ Air of mystery instrument.
Asus says it’ll unencumber in Q1 of 2018, however we are nonetheless ready on an actual date.