Nvidia has officially unleashed the wrath and ruin of its most powerful graphics cards upon everywhere with new external GPU (eGPU) options for and Quadro Pascal-generation products.
The graphics chip and System-on-a-Chip (SoC) manufacturing firm made the announcement during the Siggraph 2017 conference in Los Angeles, California to a large audience of 3D animators and all sorts of other digital media creators.
This may come as fantastic news for the particularly fortunate PC gamer, one with a Titan Xp graphics card in hand as well as a laptop with Thunderbolt 3 USB-C. Or, someone fortunate enough with the cash for such an endeavor now, considering the Titan Xp alone costs $1,200 (£1,149, AU$1,950).
Nvidia promises that this solution allows virtual reality gaming at 90 frames per second through a connected laptop. Plus stronger color correction, 4K video editing and processing, and easier, interactive 3D animating are all possible using the hardware with an eGPU and a laptop.
The professional treatment
For professionals using Quadro graphics solutions, Nvidia has released an eGPU spec for Quadro that will operate using a single Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port shared between the laptop and device.
That spec is now in the hands of business hardware manufacturers like Bizon, Sonnet and One Stop Systems/Magma. So, expect a lot of form factors for teams to adopt.
Nvidia promises that these Quadro eGPU boxes will be available come September. Whaddya know, that’s just in time for the school season.