Pro Portable eGPU Dock
Serious GPU Power. Connect LG Ultrafine 5K or Apple 6K Thunderbolt Display.
eGPU Breakaway Puck RX 5500 XTeGPU Breakaway Puck RX 5700
Portable External GPU (eGPU) Docks for Intel-based Mac Computers with Thunderbolt 3 Ports
Thunderbolt 3 Computers

Pro Graphics Performance Boosters!

Do you have an Intel®-based MacBook Air®, MacBook Pro®, Mac mini®, iMac® or iMac Pro with Thunderbolt™ 3 ports? If you need to run pro editing, rendering, color grading, animating and special effects apps, you need a graphics processing (GPU) power boost. Whether your Mac® completely lacks a discrete internal GPU or has a GPU without enough power to adequately support the needs of your current workflow, Sonnet has a pair of solutions that will instantly boost your Mac's graphics performance anytime and anywhere you need it. Why not pack a Puck?!
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Choose from Two Models:

Both eGPU Breakaway Puck models are Thunderbolt Certified and include a Thunderbolt 3 cable to connect the system to your Mac.

eGPU Breakaway Puck RX 5500 XT Model

eGPU Breakaway Puck

Radeon RX 5500 XT

  • Second Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port (supports one 4K, 5K, 6K @60Hz monitor, or one Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Dual Display Adapter)
  • DisplayPort® 1.4 port (supports one 4K @60Hz monitor)
  • HDMI® 2.0 port (supports one 4K @60Hz monitor)
  • Two USB 3.2 Type A ports
  • 60W laptop charging
  • 4GB GDDR6 video memory
  • 30-bit color HDR support
eGPU Breakaway Puck RX 5700 Model

eGPU Breakaway Puck

Radeon RX 5700

  • Second Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port (supports one 4K, 5K, 6K @60Hz monitor, or one Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Dual Display Adapter)
  • DisplayPort 1.4 port (supports one 4K @60Hz monitor)
  • HDMI 2.0 port (supports one 4K @60Hz monitor)
  • Two USB 3.2 Type A ports
  • 60W laptop charging
  • 8GB GDDR6 video memory
  • 30-bit color HDR support

Key Features

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Boosts Graphics Performance for Built-in and External Displays

Accelerates graphic-intensive pro application performance on Mac computers with integrated or low-power discrete graphics processors.

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Small and Highly Portable

Measures 6 inches wide by 5.1 inches deep by 2 inches tall, takes up little space on the desktop, fits easily into a computer bag or backpack.

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Supports Up to Four 4K Displays

One DisplayPort; one HDMI; plus two DisplayPort or two HDMI using a Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Dual Display Adapter (sold separately).

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Supports Thunderbolt Displays

Supports 4K, 5K, and even the 6K Apple® Pro Display XDR.

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Adds Connectivity for Common Peripherals

Two USB 3.2 Type A ports provide connections for devices you want to keep connected to the eGPU dock.

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Choice of Models

Choose between AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT and Radeon RX 5700 GPUs for the performance to meet your needs.

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Charges Your Mac

Provides 60W through the included Thunderbolt 3 cable to power and charge your MacBook Air or Pro(1) while connected, allowing you to leave your computer’s power adapter behind.

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Optional Zero Desktop Footprint

Using the PuckCuff™ VESA Mounting Bracket Kit (sold separately), you can attach the Puck to the back of a monitor with open VESA mounting holes or mount to a multi-monitor stand.

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Thunderbolt Certified

Thunderbolt certified for use with Intel-based Macs with Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Free Lifetime Tech Support
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Pro Application Acceleration

eGPU Breakaway Pucks deliver powerful GPU acceleration, packing big performance into a conveniently small and quiet package. They provide plug and play support, enabling connection to and disconnection from your Mac without having to power cycle it, and enable you to use the professional video applications you need with the Intel-based Mac computer you want or already own.

eGPU Performance Comparisons
MacBook Pro eGPU Performance Examples
Connecting an eGPU Breakaway Puck delivers a significant graphics processing boost to the top video editing, visual effects, and modeling applications, cutting rendering times and enhancing VFX and color correction workflows.
MacBook Pro with eGPU Breakaway Puck
MacBook Pro Application Acceleration
Adobe Premiere Pro
2019 MacBook Pro 15" (15,1) - 4K Project Export Accelerated Effects
MacBook Pro eGPU Acceleration LegendAdobe Premiere Pro Acceleration Chart
DaVinci Resolve
2019 MacBook Pro 15" (15,1) - Timeline Playback Spatial Noise Reduction
MacBook Pro eGPU Acceleration LegendDavinci Resolve Acceleration Chart
DaVinci Resolve
2019 MacBook Pro 15" (15,1) - 4K Project Export Spatial Noise Reduction
MacBook Pro eGPU Acceleration LegendDavinci Resolve Acceleration Chart
Maxon Cinema 4D
2019 MacBook Pro 15" (15,1) - Rendered View/AMD Radeon Pro Renderer
MacBook Pro eGPU Acceleration LegendMaxon Cinema 4D Acceleration Chart
Click Mac mini tab above for more performance examples
Mac mini eGPU Performance Examples
Connecting an eGPU Breakaway Puck delivers a significant graphics processing boost to the top video editing, visual effects, and modeling applications, cutting rendering times and enhancing VFX and color correction workflows.
Mac mini with eGPU Breakaway Puck
Mac mini Application Acceleration
Adobe Premiere Pro
2018 Mac mini (8,1) - 4K Project Export Accelerated Effects
Mac mini eGPU Acceleration LegendMacBook Pro eGPU Acceleration LegendAdobe Premiere Pro Acceleration Chart
DaVinci Resolve
2018 Mac mini (8,1) - Timeline Playback Spatial Noise Reduction
Mac mini eGPU Acceleration LegendMacBook Pro eGPU Acceleration LegendDavinci Resolve Acceleration Chart
DaVinci Resolve
2018 Mac mini (8,1) - 4K Project Export Spatial Noise Reduction
Mac mini eGPU Acceleration LegendMacBook Pro eGPU Acceleration LegendDavinci Resolve Acceleration Chart
Maxon Cinema 4D
2018 Mac mini (8,1) - Rendered View/AMD Radeon Pro Renderer
Mac mini eGPU Acceleration LegendMacBook Pro eGPU Acceleration LegendMaxon Cinema 4D Acceleration Chart

Multi-display Graphics Dock

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Supports Up to Three or Four 4K @60Hz Monitors

Leveraging macOS® extended desktop mode, the eGPU Breakaway Puck supports up to four 4K displays at the same time*, configured for the perfect productivity and gaming setups. With the Puck connected, there’s no need to compromise between the light notebook you want and the number of displays you need in your workspace.

*Support for more than three displays requires a Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 Dual Display adapter (sold separately)

eGPU Breakaway Puck with MacBook Pro and LG UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 Display

Second Thunderbolt Port Supports Thunderbolt/USB-C Displays

The eGPU Breakaway Puck’s second Thunderbolt port provides both graphics and data to fully support all popular Thunderbolt/USB-C displays.

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Also Supports 5K and 6K Displays

Both Pucks provides enough power to drive advanced 5K and 6K displays, even supporting Apple's Pro Display XDR.

eGPU Breakaway Puck Ports

USB Peripheral Support

eGPU Breakaway Pucks include two USB 3.2 Type A ports, enabling you to connect peripherals to your Mac without using another port on the computer.

eGPU Breakaway Puck with Mac mini Setup

Small

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

eGPU Breakaway Puck Dimensions Compared to Piece of Toast
6 inches wide x 5.1 inches deep x 2 inches tall
(toast not included)
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External GPU to Go

Sonnet’s eGPU Breakaway Pucks are extremely portable, high-performance, all-in-one external GPU docks for Intel-based Thunderbolt 3 Mac computers. Perfect for use with Macs with integrated or low-power discrete graphics processors, a Puck accelerates popular graphics-intensive pro applications on either your computer’s own or externally connected display.

Highly Portable. Powers Your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.

When you need GPU acceleration on the go, you can easily pack an eGPU Breakaway Puck with your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro in a backpack or computer bag. Connected to your Mac with the included Thunderbolt 3 cable, a Puck provides 60W of Power Delivery, which means it will power and charge your computer(1) while connected, even when not in use, allowing you to leave your computer’s power adapter behind. Wherever you use it, the Puck injects big GPU power into your work.

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PuckCuff VESA Mounting Bracket Kit

PuckCuff: Zero Desktop Footprint

(optional VESA mounting bracket)

Using the optional PuckCuff VESA Mounting Bracket Kit, you can free up desk space and mount the 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 included fasteners and specialized cable ties, and provides simple cable management. To further reduce cable clutter, a 0.5-meter DisplayPort cable is included to connect between the Puck and your display. The kit also includes parts that enable the bracket to be attached to virtually any multi-monitor stand’s upright or monitor arm.

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40Gbs Thunderbolt – Fastest External Interface Available

With up to 2750 MB/s available PCIe bandwidth(1), your Mac's Thunderbolt 3 ports are fast enough to support externally connected graphics processors. The Puck exploits the Thunderbolt 3 interface to deliver a powerful graphics processing boost to your notebook with integrated graphics onboard—and power and charge it—all through a single cable.
eGPU Breakaway Puck with Mac mini Setup

Also Ideal as a Graphic-Intensive Gaming Booster

Offers Great Value and Portability for Gaming

An eGPU Breakaway Puck is ideal for enabling graphic-intensive gaming at higher frame rates on your Mac with integrated graphics that otherwise would deliver a poor gaming experience. Accelerated graphics can either be displayed on one, two, three, or four(2) external monitors, or on your Mac's own display(3).

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Add GPU Power to Your Intel-based Mac with Integrated Graphics

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

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Experience Amazing Gaming on Your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro Screen(3) or an Expansive Multi-monitor Set-up

See Tech Specs for footnotes.
Product specifications and information subject to change without notice. Computer hardware and accessories featured in photos that are not included with product are shown for illustration purposes; items sold separately.

eGPU Breakaway Puck RX 5500 XT/5700