Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt eGPU System Performance Bundles

Sonnet Technologies, based in Irvine, California, has released product bundles for its Thunderbolt technology range, including the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card and select models from its Sonnet’s DuoModo and eGPU Breakaway Box lines of expansion systems for desktop and rack installation.

Claiming flexible configuration and straightforward setup while saving space, Sonnet’s DuoModo line of modular expansion systems make it easier to connect a GPU card to the Intel-based Apple Mac minicomputer, as well as to Mac and Windows laptops among others, without expansion card slots, using a single Thunderbolt cable. Sonnet’s eGPU Breakaway Box 750 and 750ex are self-contained Thunderbolt- to-eGPU card systems.

These additions are significant because they enhance the expansion capabilities of the Thunderbolt products, helping professional video and audio users overcome limitations in connectivity and adaptability associated with their favorite computers, according to the company. The capabilities to connect PCIe cards to computers lacking card slots and install Mac mini computers in computer racks have already proved integral to countless workflows, Sonnet added. Yet while the eGPU Breakaway Box 750ex and DuoModo eGPU Module systems have been extremely popular, customers have been frustrated over the past year by the extreme scarcity of the latest GPU cards needed to complete the systems, and by the greatly inflated prices when inventory does become available. To create these bundles, Sonnet has made prior arrangements to procure the card most requested by its pro users.

The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU Card, driven by AMD RDNA 2 architecture and featuring 80 compute units, 128MB of AMD Infinity Cache, and 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory, is engineered for performance, providing a significant graphics processing boost to the video editing, visual effects, and modeling applications, cutting rendering times while enhancing VFX and color correction workflows. The eGPU Breakaway Box 750 or 750ex with AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT include one AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU card with one of Sonnet’s Thunderbolt to GPU PCIe card expansion systems.

The DuoModo xMac mini/eGPU Desktop or Rackmount System with AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT bundles include an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU card and preconfigured DuoModo expansion system, including the xMac mini-Module to hold an Intel-based Apple Mac minicomputer, which is sold separately.

Then the DuoModo eGPU Module with AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT bundle pairs an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU card with a DuoModo eGPU Module, enabling users to build their own DuoModo system around an enclosure sold separately. Alternatively, they can upgrade their Echo III Rackmount Thunderbolt to PCIe card expansion system. 

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