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Extremely Portable, High-performance
External Graphics Acceleration for Mac and Windows Computers

Office • Dorm Room • Coffee Shop • LAN Party

Buy Now at the Apple Store
RX 560 Model

External GPU to Go!

Gaming or graphics processing on a thin/light notebook? Even when equipped with a beautiful display and a high-performance CPU, you probably wouldn’t have thought of loading games onto one (unless you like playing at low frame rates, resolutions, and detail settings).

With the development of Thunderbolt 3 connected external GPUs, such as Sonnet’s eGFX Breakaway Box, desktop boxes that support a range of desktop GPU cards that can boost your computer’s graphics performance are now available, making Ultrabook™ gaming and video editing a reality. But, they are, at best, transportable. What if you could instantly boost your computer’s graphics performance anytime and anywhere you need it, without being anchored to a desk? Here’s an idea—Pack a Puck!

 

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eGFX Breakaway Puck High-Performance Gaming or Video Production

Sonnet’s eGFX Breakaway™ Puck is an extremely-portable, high-performance, all-in-one external GPU for Thunderbolt 3 computers that provides accelerated graphics and multi-display connectivity. With a Puck connected to your computer, you can dramatically accelerate popular graphics-intensive games and pro applications anywhere.

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Gamer in Coffe Shop Gaming with Notebook and the eGFX Breakway Puck

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Highly Portable

The eGFX Breakaway Puck conveniently packs with your notebook in a backpack or computer bag when you need GPU acceleration while on the road. Connected to your computer with a single 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable (included), the Puck provides 60W of Power Delivery, which means it will power and charge your computer(2) while connected, even when not in use, allowing you to leave your computer’s power brick behind. Whether you’re looking for a ultra-convenient way to game with an ultrabook at a LAN party, or you’re a pro who needs an extra computational power boost for on-location rendering, color grading and video editing, the Puck injects extra GPU power to go.

Front of eGFX Breakaway Puck

Small

Measuring a compact 6 inches wide by 5.1 inches deep by 2 inches tall,
the eGFX Breakaway Puck has a minimal footprint on the desktop,
and is the right size to compliment your thin/light notebook.

eGFX Breakaway Puck with Notebook and 4K Display

eGFX Breakaway Puck VESA Mounted to Back of Display

eGFX Breakaway Puck VESA Mounted to MonitorZero Desktop Footprint
(with Optional VESA Mounting Bracket)

Using the optional VESA Mounting Bracket Kit, you can free up desk space and mount the eGFX Breakaway Puck to the back of a monitor with open VESA mounting holes (VESA 75 and VESA 100 hole patterns supported). The bracket is secured with provided hardware, and provides simple cable management. To further cut down on cable clutter, Sonnet includes a 0.5-meter DisplayPort cable in the kit to connect between the Puck and your display. The Mounting Bracket Kit also includes parts that enable it to be attached to virtually any multi-monitor stand on any shaped stand upright or monitor arm.






For single monitor mounting, the optional Puck VESA Mounting Bracket Kit is mounted
to its open VESA mounting holes (VESA 75 and VESA 100 hole patterns supported) with
provided screws

Multi-Display Graphics Dock for Ultrabooks

When you choose an Ultrabook, you don’t get all the same capabilities as a desktop computer can offer, such as connecting multiple displays. But, of course, you wouldn’t want to carry a desktop computer in your backpack. Why choose between the ultimate in notebook portability and multi-display support? With its three DisplayPort ports and one HDMI port, the eGFX Breakaway Puck leverages AMD’s Eyefinity multi-display technology to support up to four 4K displays with its single Radeon GPU! With the Puck connected, there’s no need to compromise between the super-light notebook you want and the number of displays you need on your desktop.

Back of eGFX Breakaway Puck
AMD Eyefinity Logo

AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology supports up to four 4K displays configured for
the perfect gaming, productivity, and entertainment setups



The optional Puck VESA Mounting Bracket Kit also includes specialized cable ties and fasteners that enable secure mounting of the bracket on a multi-monitor stand upright or a monitor arm

40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Performance

Thunderbolt 3 Port IconThunderbolt 3 is a leap forward in every way. Whether you’re editing 4K video at high frame rates or blasting aliens out of the sky, you can now transform your notebook into a true desktop experience. With up to 2750 MB/s available bandwidth(1), the Breakaway Puck exploits its 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface to offer the best-possible eGPU experience.

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Supports AMD XConnect technology, enabling easy connection and disconnection of the Puck without having to power cycle your computer

Two eGFX Breakaway Puck ModelsPick a Puck:

Sonnet offers two eGFX Breakaway Puck models from which to choose, enabling you to select one best suited to your needs. Both deliver powerful GPU acceleration, packing big performance into a conveniently small package. Both support AMD XConnect™ technology, enabling easy connection and disconnection of the Puck without having to power cycle your computer. Both Pucks enable you to enjoy smooth gameplay at 60+ FPS with many of the most popular games, or boost the performance of professional graphics applications while using a notebook computer on-location.

 

eGFX Breakaway Puck RX 560

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eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon® RX 560

• Offers the best value and portability for gaming

• Use in a dorm room, bedroom, office, coffee shop, or
   at a LAN party

• Ideal for use as a graphics dock for multi-display support

eGFX Breakaway Puck RX 560 Performance Graph

• Lenovo X1 Carbon, i7-7600U, 8GB RAM or HP Spectre x360, i7-7500U, 16GB RAM
• Attempting to play above games on these computers without the eGFX Breakaway Puck connected yielded unplayable frame rates, even at lowest resolution settings.


eGFX Breakaway Puck RX 570


eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 570

• Most powerful Breakaway Puck, delivering smooth gaming
   at even higher resolution and frame rates

• Best for portable GPU acceleration for pro video applications
   such as DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premier

eGFX Breakaway Puck RX 570 Performance Graph

• Lenovo X1 Carbon, i7-7600U, 8GB RAM or HP Spectre x360, i7-7500U, 16GB RAM
• Attempting to play above games on these computers without the eGFX Breakaway Puck connected yielded unplayable frame rates, even at lowest resolution settings.


Work Hard. Player Harder. Pack Your Puck.

 

Computer hardware shown in photos for illustration purposes; items sold separately. Video game screen captures from EA Battlefield 1.
See Tech Specs Tab for footnotes

Part No.  
GPU-RX560-TB3-S

Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560

GPU-RX570-TB3-S

Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 570

Hardware  
Warranty 2-year
Form Factor Portable external GPU system
Video Memory 4 GB GDDR5
Connectivity
  • 3 DisplayPort 1.4, 4K@60Hz
  • 1 HDMI 2.0b, 4K@60Hz
External Connectors
  • One Thunderbolt 3
  • 4-pin power DIN
  • Three DisplayPort
  • One HDMI
Supported Technologies
  • AMD Eyefinity™ Technology
  • AMD FreeSync™ Technology
  • HDCP 2.2
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • DirectX® 12
  • Intelligent Fan Control
  • OpenCL 2.0
  • OpenGL 4.5
Power Delivery Provides laptop charging up to 60W(3)
Power Adapter
(GPU-RX560-TB3-S)
Universal 180W, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
Power Adapter
(GPU-RX570-TB3-S)
Universal 230W, 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
Operating Temperature

0˚C to 35˚C (32˚F to 95˚F)

Dimensions (WxDxH) 6 x 5.12 x 2 in. (15.24 x 13 x 5.1 cm)
Weight
(GPU-RX560-TB3-S)
  • Puck and Power Supply: 2.95 lbs (1.34 kg)
  • Complete Package: 4.75 lbs (2.15 kg)
Weight
(GPU-RX570-TB3-S)
  • Puck and Power Supply: 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
  • Complete Package: 4.5 lbs (2.04 kg)
RoHS Compliant Yes
Package Contents
  • eGFX Breakaway Box Puck
  • Power adapter
  • Power code
  • 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
  • Documentation


Specifications subject to change without notice

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Mac Compatibility

macOS Catalina compatible

Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports and macOS 10.13.6+

Dash eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 570
Dash Automatically accelerates eGPU connected monitors, and games and select apps run on those monitors(4)
Dash One eGFX Breakaway Puck supports up to four external 4k monitors @60Hz

Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports and macOS 10.14.6+ Additional Features

Dash eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560 compatible
Dash Accelerate games and applications run on the internal display (or Thunderbolt Display) by selecting the App, selecting “Get Info”, and checking “Prefer External GPU”(5)
Dash Windows 10 support under Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac(6)
Dash Attach two eGFX Breakaway Pucks to support up to eight external 4k monitors @60Hz

Windows Compatibility

Windows PC with a Thunderbolt 3 port

Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1903 or greater)

32-bit Windows and Windows 7 not supported

Linux Compatibility

Linux has only partial support at this time (can hot plug only once).

Monitor Compatibility

4k monitors using DP or HDMI ports

49” 5120x1440 Dual QHD monitors using a DP port:

Dash Dell Ultrasharp 49 Curved Monitor U4919DW
Dash LG 49 inch 32:9 UltraWide Dual QHD IPS Curved LED Monitor 49WL95C-W
Dash Philips Brilliance 32:9 Superwide Curved LCD Display 499P9H/27
Dash Samsung 49” CRG9 Dual QHD Curved QLED Gaming Monitor LC49RG90SSNXZA

Incompatible

Thunderbolt 3 only (without DP or HDMI inputs) monitors:

Dash LG UltraFine 4k and 5k Displays



Technical Notes

  1. While the eGFX Breakaway Puck features a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface, some computers equipped with Thunderbolt 3 use an x2 PCIe lane implementation of Thunderbolt 3 technology that limits PCIe performance to 20Gbps. Find more computer information here. Full performance also requires the use of the included Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable, or other Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cables; look for the Thunderbolt icon AND the number 3 on the connector housings to identify these cables.
  2. Ultrabooks with 45-60W AC power adapters that support Thunderbolt 3 Power Delivery (PD) may be powered and charged by the eGFX Breakaway Puck, even while gaming. Laptops with AC power adapters rated at 85-100W that support Thunderbolt 3 charging will accept 60W power from the Puck, but will slowly discharge. Connecting bus-powered storage to a laptop will draw additional power that may affect the charging (discharging) rate. When sleeping, any connected computer that supports Thunderbolt 3 charging will be charged to 100% by the Puck.
  3. Discontinued models with part numbers GPU-RX560-TB3 and GPU-RX570-TB3 provided only 45W of power charging.
  4. A few professional applications (such as DaVinci Resolve and Cinema 4D) have menu options to use the external GPU even if the app is run on the internal monitor. Final Cut Pro requires 10.14.5+ for eGPU acceleration.
  5. Ultimate gaming performance is attained by using a display attached to eGPU.
  6. Must run Parallels on a display attached to eGPU. See Using eGPU with Parallels Desktop for Mac.


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Key Features

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Connects a High Performance External GPU (built in) to Your Computer with Thunderbolt 3 Ports—Connects an AMD Radeon 570 or 560 GPU to your eGFX-compatible computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports, to substantially uplift graphics performance

Small and Highly Portable—Measuring a compact 6 inches wide by 5.1 inches deep by 2 inches tall, the Puck has a minimal footprint on the desktop, fits easily into a computer bag or backpack

Provides 60W of Power Delivery—The Puck powers and charges your computer(2,3) while connected, even when not in use, allowing you to leave your computer’s power brick behind

VESA Mounting Bracket Kit Available—Optional mounting kit enables a zero desktop footprint installation, securing the Puck to the back of a monitor or multi-display stand and connecting it with an included DP cable

 

 

Multi-Display Graphics Dock for Ultrabooks—With its three DisplayPort ports and one HDMI port, the Puck can support up to four 4K displays

40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface with One Thunderbolt 3 Port—Ensures full 2750 MB/s of PCIe bandwidth is dedicated to the GPU

Choice of Models—Radeon RX 560 model offers the best value and portability for gaming, and ideal for use as a graphics dock for multi-display support; while the more powerful Radeon RX 570 model delivers even smoother gaming at even higher resolution and frame rates and is the model best-suited for pro video application support

 
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Accessories

VESA Mounting Bracket for eGFX Breakaway Puck VESA Mounting Bracket Kit for eGFX Breakaway Puck CUFF-PUCK Mounts eGFX Breakaway Puck to the back of a monitor or
multi-monitor stand
Thunderbolt 3 Cable Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) Cable TCB-TB3-2M 2-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) 100W cable
 

 

 
     


HP Notebook with eGFX Breakaway PuckeGPU Card and OS Info

Latest video card and operating system (OS) information for eGFX Breakaway Puck models.

 

 

macOS eGPU Info
Official Thunderbolt-connected external graphics card support is limited to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (and greater) and Thunderbolt 3 equipped Macs. See the PDF for compatibility details.

PDF

Windows eGPU Info
Thunderbolt 3 PC and eGPU installation info.
PDF

Documentation & Support Resources:
Step-by-step card installation instructions, FAQs, and other support resources

Quick Start Installation Quick Start Guide (English/French/German/Spanish/Japanese, PDF)

FAQs

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