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eGFX Breakaway Box
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IDDownload TitleDownload LinkPost Date
910 eGFX Breakaway Box Developer Edition Quick Start GuideJun-30-17
912 eGFX Breakaway Box (All Models) Quick Start Guide Guide [English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish]Feb-15-18
918 eGFX Windows 10 Installation Guide Aug-08-17
1006 VPAT for Thunderbolt Expansion ChassisMar-05-18
 
FAQ (20)
IDArticle TitlePost Date
907 Can I upgrade the power supply in the Sonnet eGFx Breakaway Box?May-29-18
914 Does the Breakaway Box support the AMD Radeon Vega 64, FE, or WX9100?Apr-03-18
915 The GPU-350W-TB3 and GPU-350W-TB3Z both have 350W power supplies, but only GPU-350W-TB3Z supports high end cards such as NVIDIA Titan Xp. Why?Jan-09-18
925 My eGFX Breakaway Box won't turn on.Aug-26-17
926 I have a Windows computer with an internal discrete NVIDIA dGPU and the external NViDIA eGPU is not recogized.Dec-03-17
930 What kind of performance can I expect from the NVIDIA Titan Xp (Pascal) with the eGFX Breakaway Box?Nov-06-17
931 Can I use a Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box with Boot Camp?Dec-05-17
932 How can I use the Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box to accelerate games on the MacBook Pro or iMac internal video?Apr-02-18
938 What power cable do I need for the Avid HDX card?Nov-06-17
970 How do I use the Breakaway Box or Puck with the LG Ultrafine 5K Display sold on the Apple store?Apr-02-18
978 Sonnet's macOS-compatible external graphics supports up to 5 displays. How can I tile them into one large display?Jan-22-18
991 What is the maximum size GPU card that will fit in a Breakaway Box?Apr-02-18
995 Which NVIDIA cards are supported as external GPUs.Jan-26-18
998 I need to ship the Breakaway Box. Do I need to remove the card?Feb-12-18
999 How do I get external graphics working on a Gigabyte motherboard?Feb-15-18
1001 My display is not being detected on macOS.Mar-21-18
1002 My 4K display is connecting only at 30Hz. Why I can't set it to 60Hz?Aug-01-18
Your display may not support 60Hz. Your display might require a firmware update to support 60Hz operation. Contact the maker of your display for details.

Many early 4K displays use Multi-Stream Transport (MST) to achieve 4k @ 60Hz. Follow these steps to use the display's built-in controls to enable this feature:
Sharp PN-K321: Choose Menu > Setup > DisplayPort STREAM > MST > SET
ASUS PQ321Q: Choose OSD menu > Setup > DisplayPort Stream
Dell UP2414Q and UP3214Q: Choose Menu > Display Setting > DisplayPort 1.2 > Enable
Panasonic TC-L65WT600: Choose Menu > Display Port Settings > Stream Setting > Auto
Other DisplayPort displays: check with the display manufacturer for compatibility information.

HDMI:
Make sure the HDMI cable you are using is a Premium High-Speed HDMI Cable certified by HDMI.org.

If you are trying to connect at 4k@60Hz via HDMI 2.0, you may have to set the color depth to 8-bit at 4:4:4, 10-bit at 4:2:2, or 12-bit at 4:2:0, or you may exceed the HDMI 2.0 bandwidth. A few 4K TVs (2017 Element Fire TV and 2017 LeEco Super 4, for example) don't support 4K@60Hz@4:4:4 at all.

For connecting to a 4K TV, you may need make a custom color resolution. Set resolution to 3840x2160 at 60Hz and set Timing standard to CVT-RB (reduced blanking). Some TVs require you to turn on "UHD Color" or "Advanced" or "Enhanced" setting manually in the picture settings for the HDMI port.
 
1025 Will the Breakaway Box or Puck accelerate internal video on a Mac?Aug-02-18
1026 Does Final Cut Pro use the external GPU in a Breakaway Box or Puck?Aug-02-18
1028 Does the Breakaway Box or Puck support the LG UltraFine 4k Display sold by Apple?Sep-04-18
 






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