Gigabyte Debuts Radeon RX 580 Powered External Graphics Gaming Box
The AMD Radeon RX 580 lurking inside the box is clocked at 1257MHz (default), 1,340MHz in Gaming Mode, and maxes out at 1,355MHz in OC Mode. The 8GB of GDDR5 memory is locked in at a frequency of 8GHz. Fueling the GPU is a 450W 80 Plus Gold certified power supply unit, and it has its own custom heatsink attached along with a massive fan to keep things cool during intense gaming sessions (or for mining duty, if you so choose).
On the back of the enclosure, you'll find three DisplayPort 1.4 pots, a single HDMI port and the Thunderbolt 3.0 port for connecting to your PC (providing 40Gbps of bandwidth). There are also four USB ports on the back (three USB 3.0, and one USB 3.1 with Quick Charge 3 support). And given that it caters to gamers, the RX 580 Gaming Box also includes RGP lighting effects via RGB Fusion with 16.7 million customizable colors.
The RX 580 Gaming Box measures 211mm x 96mm x 162mm (L x W x W), and includes the carrying case, power cord, Thunderbolt 3 cable, manual and driver CD in the box. One thing that you won't find, however, is AORUS branding which is featured prominently on the NVIDIA versions of Gigabyte's external graphic enclosures (like the AORUS GTX 1080 Gaming Box).
The absence is rather curious considering that Gigabyte sells an AORUS Radeon RX 580 8G standalone graphics card (the same card that's included in this the RX 580 Gaming Box). Conspiracy theorists might think that this could be NVIDIA's doing, and that Gigabyte is now a member of the GeForce Partner Program...
There is no word on pricing or availability at this time for the Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming Box.