POWERCOLOR MINI and MINI PRO THUNDERBOLT™ 3 EXTERNAL GRAPHICS (eGFX) BOXES ANNOUNCED at CES 2019
Powerful, Portable and Upgradable solutions to boost graphics performance and empower the demanding Mac users.
Las Vegas, NV - Jan 9th, 2019 - TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphics cards since 1997, announced today at CES 2019 the PowerColor Mini and Mini Pro External Graphics (eGFX) Boxes. Featuring Thunderbolt™ 3, the Mini and Mini Pro eGFX Boxes are ideally fitted to satisfy the graphics performance needs of the demanding macOS users.
“PowerColor Mini and Mini Pro eGFX boxes are powerful, portable and comes fitted with an AMD Radeon RX 560 and RX 570 graphics cards respectively. Since they use standard mini-format ITX graphics cards, they are upgradable by customers giving longer lifespan.” said Gillian Chiu, General Manager, PowerColor, Corp. “The compact design makes them ideal for professionals that travel or have limited office space yet demand desktop-level GPU performance from their MacBook Pros, MacBook Air and/or Mac minis using Metal, OpenGL and OpenCL APIs for applications such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and Adobe CS.”
|‧PowerColor Mini||‧PowerColor Mini Pro|
“The ultra-fast 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 connection makes it possible for the PowerColor Mini and Mini Pro eGFX solutions to provide significant productivity improvement for demanding 3D and video rendering and editing applications,” said Jason Ziller, General Manager, Client Connectivity Division at Intel. “Bundled with graphics cards, these compact, plug-and-play eGFX solutions from PowerColor expand the PC options for professional and semi-professional customers to achieve the performance they need - all through a single Thunderbolt™ 3 cable.”
The PowerColor Mini Pro comes with an AMD Radeon RX 570 with 8 GB of memory. This solution, employs two Thunderbolt™ controllers along with PCIe-to-USB and PCIe-to-LAN controllers, to offer a Gigabit Ethernet port and two USB-A 3.0 ports that expand connectivity possibilities. PowerColor Mini is powered by AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB. With the use of external power adaptor, PowerColor Mini and Mini Pro also solve the noise problem that is often seen on other eGFX solutions.
macOS Compatibility: The PowerColor Mini Pro with AMD Radeon RX 570 requires macOS version 10.13.4 or later while the PowerColor Mini with AMD Radeon RX 560 requires macOS version 10.14.2 or later.
|IO ports||Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) port Upstream x 1
DC-in x 1
|Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) port Upstream x 1
USB 3.0 Type A x 2
Gigabit Ethernet x 1
DC-in x 1
|External Power Adapter||180 Watts||240 Watts|
|Graphics Card Integrated||Radeon RX 560 4GB||Radeon RX 570 8GB|
|Chassis Size||215 x 153 x 68 mm|
|Operating System Requirements||MacOS 10.14.2 or above||MacOS 10.13.4 or above|
*Specifications subject to change without notice.
PowerColor Mini and Mini Pro eGFX boxes will priced $349 and $479 respectively and will be available for purchase starting on Jan. 9th, 2019.
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