Sonnet Technologies has announced eGFX Breakaway Box 650 + AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100 and eGFX Breakaway Box 650 + Radeon Pro WX 8200 performance bundles.
What they do:
Pro video editing, visual effects, and modlvideveling applications rely on graphics (GPU) cards to do their heavy computational lifting. For computers without card slots, external GPUs (eGPUs) provide an alternative, connecting a graphics card to a computer via a single Thunderbolt 3 cable. Through extensive engineering work, a Radeon Pro WX 9100 or Radeon Pro WX 8200 GPU installed in an eGFX Breakaway Box 650 chassis works seamlessly with macOS right out of the box, making these bundles true plug-and-play professional graphics upgrades.
Why they're important:
For creative pros doing video editing and 3D rendering work, time is money, so saving production time is critical. An eGFX Breakaway Box 650 + AMD Radeon Pro WX graphics card performance bundle adds significant GPU power to what is already onboard the computer, saving time and money by boosting performance, cutting rendering times by 75 percent or more, slashing export times, and enhancing responsiveness of VFX and colour correction workflows. With eGPU-accelerated tasks repeated throughout a day, and daily, the savings add up quickly.
How they're unique:
AMD designed Radeon Pro WX 9100 and WX 8200 workstation graphics cards for stability and longevity, backing them with 24/7 enterprise-level support and an up to 10-year warranty. With 16GB or 8GB, respectively, of HBM2 memory, the WX 9100 and WX 8200 cards are better suited to pro workflows than consumer (gaming) cards, while native 10-bit colour support significantly strengthens their colour grading performance.