The reliance on graphics cards for post production has rapidly become the norm, leading many post pros to seek out bigger and better PCs that are usually reserved for hardcore gamers. However Akitio offers an affordable solution in its Thunderbolt 3 Node expansion chassis, something Clint Milby spoke about with Akitio’s David Nguyen at Cine Gear 2017.
The Thunderbolt™ 3 eGXF box is a low cost expansion chassis designed to house an external graphics card. Connected to the computer via Thunderbolt 3, the additional GPU power instantly upgrades a regular laptop or a mini PC and makes it possible to do things that would normally require a high-end workstation or gaming computer. For video editors and colorists, the dedicated GPU reduces the time it takes to render the footage, a computer that was not powerful enough for a VR headset is now potentially VR ready and for those that like to play games, these can now run at much higher frame rates than before.
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