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Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt eGPU System Performance Bundles Featuring Top AMD GPU Card

  • Friday, October 8, 2021, 11:38 am
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Sonnet Technologies today announced the availability of product bundles including the AMD Radeon™ RX 6900 XT graphics card — the flagship model in AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series of GPU cards — and select models from Sonnet's DuoModo™ and eGPU Breakaway™ Box lines of Thunderbolt™ expansion systems for the desktop and for rack installation. Offering flexible configuration and straightforward setup while saving space, Sonnet's DuoModo line of professional, modular expansion systems makes it easy to connect a GPU card to the Intel®-based Apple® Mac mini® computer, as well as to Mac® and Windows® laptops and other computers 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.

What They Do:
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU Card: Powered by AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture and featuring 80 compute units, 128MB of AMD Infinity Cache, and 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory, this graphics card is engineered to deliver unparalleled performance, providing 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.

eGPU Breakaway Box 750 or 750ex with AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT: These bundles include an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU card with one of Sonnet's popular Thunderbolt to GPU PCIe card expansion systems. The eGPU Breakaway Box 750ex also features a built-in connection hub for USB devices and Ethernet connectivity. macOS® and Windows compatible, these bundles work with computers containing Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports.

DuoModo xMac™ mini/eGPU Desktop or Rackmount System with AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT: These bundles include an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU card and a preconfigured DuoModo expansion system including the xMac mini Module to hold an Intel-based Apple Mac mini computer (sold separately), an eGPU Module to hold the GPU card, and either a compact desktop or 2U rackmount enclosure to house them all together.

DuoModo eGPU Module with AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT: This bundle pairs an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU card with a DuoModo eGPU Module and enables users to build their own DuoModo system (enclosure required, sold separately) or upgrade their Echo™ III Rackmount Thunderbolt to PCIe card expansion system. macOS and Windows compatible, this bundle works with computers containing Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports. Customers requiring an even more efficient workflow can purchase two of these bundles plus a DuoModo Dual-Module desktop or rackmount enclosure to create a dual-eGPU system.

Why They're Important:
Sonnet's Thunderbolt expansion products and computer mounting solutions continue to enable users to overcome limitations in connectivity and adaptability with the computers often favored by pro video and audio users. The capabilities to connect PCIe cards to computers lacking card slots and install Mac mini computers in computer racks have been integral to enabling countless workflows. While the eGPU Breakaway Box 750ex and DuoModo eGPU Module systems have been extremely popular, customers have been frustrated for the past year by the extreme scarcity of the latest GPU cards needed to complete the systems, and the greatly inflated prices when inventory suddenly appears. To create these bundles, Sonnet made arrangements to procure the card most requested by its pro users.

When You Can Get Them:
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT product bundles are available now from Sonnet and soon from select channel partners worldwide. Part numbers and pricing are available on the Sonnet website.