External graphics cards or eGPUs have been rising in popularity as of late which allow users with sub-par gaming performance on mobile to up their GPU game. Gigabyte has been releasing eGPU Gaming Box graphics cards for a while, under the GeForce 1080 and 1070 lineup, as well as for the Radeon series graphics cards such as the RX 580. Gigabyte has officially entered into the RTX eGPU scene after announcing the release of its AORUS RTX 2070 Gaming Box which includes a dedicated PSU and Thunderbolt 3 interface.
The GeForce RTX 2070 found inside the enclosure is a full fledged GPU one might typically install into a desktop. The card features 8GB of GDDR6 running at 14000MHz with a GPU base clock speed of 1620MHz. The included power supply is a 450W 80+ Gold rated PSU however no word on who produces the unit as of yet.
For visual enhancement, Gigabyte has outfitted the new Gaming Box with RGB lighting. Colors and effects can be controlled using the Gigabyte RGB Fusion software which also allows for color sync between devices.
No pricing or availability data has been released as of yet, however more information can be found over at Gigabyte’s website.
AORUS RTX 2070 Gaming Box eGPU Specifications
- Embedded Geforce RTX 2070 enables real-time ray tracing and A.I.
- Thunderbolt 3 plug and play
- Customized 130mm Large Fan
- Easy to carry with portable size
- Supports Quick Charge (QC 3.0) and Power Delivery (PD 3.0)
- Supports 3x USB 3.0 for peripheral devices
- RGB fusion 2.0 – synchronize with other AORUS devices
|AORUS RTX 2070 GAMING BOX|
|Graphics Processing||GeForce RTX 2070|
|Box Weight||2312(g) ±1%|
|PSU||450W, >90% efficiency (equal to 80 plus Gold), PCI-E 8pin power|
|AC INPUT||100-240V ~ / 7-3.5A / 60-50Hz|
|Graphics card||GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070
Memory clock : 14000 MHz
Memory type : GDDR6
Memory size : 8GB
Digital max resolution : 7680×4320
Multi-veiw : 4
|Package content||AORUS RTX 2070 Gaming Box * 1
includes GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card
Thunderbolt 3 Cable 500mm (USB Type-C) * 1
Power cord * 1
Installation Guide * 1
Driver CD * 1
Carry bag * 1
|System Requirement||Laptop PC/Desktop PC with Thunderbolt 3 port and support external GPU.
Please confirm the Thunderbolt 3 compatibility with your PC manufacturer.