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Compatibility

Mac Compatibility

  • macOS Monterey compatible
  • Mac (Intel®) with Thunderbolt 3 ports and macOS 10.13.6 - macOS 12
  • Automatically accelerates AMD RX eGPU connected monitors, and games and select apps run on those monitors(3)
  • macOS drivers for NVIDIA GPU cards are not compatible with Thunderbolt Technology
  • One eGPU Breakaway Box (WX 9100, for example) supports up to six external 4k monitors @60Hz
  • Mac (Intel) with Thunderbolt 3 ports and macOS 10.14.6+ (Mac mini see Tech Note 10 below)
    Additional Features:
  • Support added for AMD RX 560 and AMD RX 590 GPUs
  • Windows 10 support under Parallels Desktop for Mac(4)
  • Support for two eGPU Breakaway Box eGPUs and up to twelve external 4k monitors @60Hz
  • Mac (Intel) with Thunderbolt 3 ports and macOS 10.15.7+
    Additional Features:
  • Support added for AMD RX 5500, 5500 XT, 5600, 5600 XT, 5700, 5700 XT
  • Mac (Intel) with Thunderbolt 3 ports and macOS 11.6+
    Additional Features:
  • Support added for AMD RX 6800, 6800 XT, 6900 XT, Radeon Pro W6800
  • Mac (Intel) with Thunderbolt 3 ports and macOS 12.2
    Additional Features:
  • Support added for AMD Radeon RX 6600, 6600 XT
  • Mac (M1, M2, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra) computers do not support eGPUs
  • Supports VIVE and VIVE Pro with AMD Radeon RX 480 or better(5)
  • External GPUs not supported by Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 1 equipped Macs(6)
  • External GPUs not supported on Windows 10 under Boot Camp
  • Certified with all generation Thunderbolt Macs to support Thunderbolt-compatible non-GPU cards, such as AVID HDX(7) and RED ROCKET-X

Windows Compatibility

  • Windows computer with a Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 port
  • GPU card use requires an eGPU-enabled Windows PC
  • Windows 11 and 10
  • Supports VIVE and VIVE Pro with NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 or better(5)

Monitor Compatibility

  • 1080P monitors using DP or HDMI ports
  • 4K and 5K monitors using DP or HDMI ports
  • 4K, 5K, and 6K Thunderbolt 3 monitors require a GPU card with USB-C output(11)
  • 49” 5120x1440 Dual QHD monitors using a DP port:
  • Dell Ultrasharp 49 Curved Monitor U4919DW
  • LG 49 inch 32:9 UltraWide Dual QHD IPS Curved LED Monitor 49WL95C-W
  • Philips Brilliance 32:9 Superwide Curved LCD Display 499P9H/27
  • Samsung 49” CRG9 Dual QHD Curved QLED Gaming Monitor LC49RG90SSNXZA
  • 8K displays are compatible with Windows(10), but not currently compatible with macOS

Graphics Cards Compatibility

Following PDF lists AMD and NVIDIA GPU cards arranged by card manufacturer, compatibility determined by the card’s power requirements, and Breakaway Box model’s power capabilities. Maximum GPU card size 312mm x 160mm x 55mm.

Graphics Cards Compatibility PDF Download Link

Hardware

Part Number

  • GPU-750W-TB3 (eGPU Breakaway Box 750)
  • GPU-750WEX-TB3 (eGPU Breakaway Box 750ex)

Warranty

  • 2-year

Form Factor

  • Desktop external GPU system

External Connectors

  • Part No. GPU-750W-TB3
  • One Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Power (C14-type)
  • Part No. GPU-750WEX-TB3
  • One Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Power (C14-type)
  • Four USB Type A
  • One RJ45

Internal Connectors

  • Two 8-pin (6+2 pin) power connectors

Expansion Slot

  • One x16 mechanical (x4 electrical, Thunderbolt 3 spec) PCIe 3.0

PCIe Card Supported

  • One full-length, full-height, double-width PCIe card

Controllers

  • Thunderbolt/USB 3 - Intel JHL7440
  • Gigabit Ethernet - Realtek RTL8153B (eGPU Breakaway Box 750ex model)

Power Supply

  • Universal 750W, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
  • Supports cards requiring up to 375W of continuous power plus an additional 100W peak power

Power Delivery

  • Provides laptop charging up to 85W

Eco-Friendly Power Management

  • See video for description

Standy Power(8)

  • Consumes 8.5W (sleep) / 14W (idle)

Operating Temperatures

  • 0˚C to 35˚C (32˚F to 95˚F)

Dimensions (WxDxH)

  • 7.25 x 13.38 x 8 in. (18.5 x 34.0 x 20.2 cm)

Weight

  • 7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)

Compliance

  • RoHS 3 (Directive 2015/863)
  • IEC62368-1 and IEC62368-2 Safety

Package Contents

  • Part Number GPU-750W-TB3
  • eGPU Breakaway Box 750 Enclosure
  • Region-specific power cable for US, Australia, Europe, Japan, Switzerland, or UK
  • 0.7-meter Thunderbolt cable
  • Documentation
  • Part Number GPU-750WEX-TB3
  • eGPU Breakaway Box 750ex Enclosure
  • Region-specific power cable for US, Australia, Europe, Japan, Switzerland, or UK
  • 0.7-meter Thunderbolt cable
  • Documentation

Support Links

Support Knowledge Base

Drivers, Documentation, FAQs

Product Manual

Step-by-step card installation instructions

eGPU Breakaway Box 750/750ex Manual PDF Download Link

External Graphics Setup and Usage Guide (macOS)

External Graphics Setup and Usage Guide for macOS PDF Download Link

External Graphics Setup and Usage Guide (Windows 10)

External Graphics Setup and Usage Guide for Windows 10 PDF Download Link

Technical Notes

  • eGPU Breakaway Box models support up to a standard full-height, full-length, double-width card. Cards with three power connectors are not supported.
  • While each eGPU Breakaway Box 750 model features a 40Gbps Thunderbolt interface, some computers equipped with Thunderbolt 3 use an x2 PCIe lane implementation of Thunderbolt 3 technology that limits PCIe performance to 20Gbps. Full performance also requires the use of the included 40Gbps Thunderbolt cable, or other 40Gbps (not 20Gbps) Thunderbolt cables. eGPU Breakaway Box 750ex divides bandwidth between the installed GPU card and connected peripherals when connected peripherals are operating.
  • A few professional applications (such as DaVinci Resolve or Cinema 4D) have menu options to use the external GPU even if the app is run on the internal monitor. Final Cut Pro requires 10.14.1+ for external GPU acceleration.
  • See Using eGPU with Parallels Desktop for Mac.
  • Not compatible with VIVE Wireless Adapter.
  • Neither Apple, nor AMD, nor Sonnet support eGPUs on Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt Macs. There is a method to support Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt Macs from Purge-Wrangler. Not every Mac is supported. If your Mac has a discrete NVIDIA eGPU, this method will not work. If you have any trouble, our support teams cannot assist you.
  • Power adapter cable for Avid Pro Tools | HDX card sold separately.
  • Plus power delivery to laptop, if activated.
  • Under macOS 10.14.6, a Mac mini is compatible with a Breakaway Box with Vega 56, Vega 64, WX 8200, and WX 9100. A Mac mini with a Breakaway Box with an RX 560/570/580/590 must be booted with a monitor connected to the Mac mini’s HDMI port. The monitor may be moved to the GPU after booting. This anomaly is fixed in macOS 10.15.7+.
  • 8K displays require a GPU card that supports 8K displays.
  • For example, the AMD Radeon Pro W5700 has a USB-C Alt-Mode DisplayPort output.

Accessories

Thunderbolt Cable (0.7-meter)

Thunderbolt Cable (0.7-meter)

Part No. TCB-TB3-07M

  • 0.7-meter Thunderbolt cable
  • Delivers full 40Gbps bandwidth
  • Supports 100W of Power Delivery (PD)
Avid Pro Tools | HDX PCIe Card Power Adapter Cable

Avid Pro Tools | HDX PCIe Card Power Adapter Cable

Part No. TCBC-HDXB

  • Power cable to connect a Pro Tools | HDX PCIe card in eGFX Breakaway Box

eGPU Breakaway Box 750/750ex

Replaced by eGPU Breakaway Box 750/750ex