New Asus External Graphics Card Box Incoming Soon
Ashley Allen / 4 years ago
The ROG XG Station 2, the second iteration of Asus’ external graphics card boxes, which is can house high-end cards from AMD and NVIDIA, is set for release next month. Part of Asus’ Republic of Gamers range, the ROG XG Station 2 can bring the power of desktop graphics cards to laptops via its Thunderbolt 3 port, though the hardware is, for now, only compatible with five Asus laptops from its ROG and Transformer Book series.
The box has an independent 600W 80 Plus Gold PSU which is capable of providing 500W for the enclosed graphics card – Asus says the box can house NVIDIA GeForce GTX 9 and 10 Series cards, or AMD Radeon R9 and RX cards – and 100W for the attached laptop. While we know the external measurements of the XG Station 2, Asus is yet to reveal the maximum size of graphics card it can hold.
- Colour: Matte Black
- Connection to PC: Thunderbolt™ 3
- Ethernet Connection: Gigabit Lan 10/100/1000 Mbps
- I/O Ports: 4 x USB 3.0 port
- Additional USB: 1 x USB 3.0 Type B
- RGB Lightning Control: ASUS ROG AURA supported
- Power Supply: 600W 80 Plus Gold Power Supply
- Dimensions: 45.6 x 15.8 x27.8 Centimetre
- Weight: 5.1 KG
- Graphics Card Support: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 9/10 series and later; AMD Radeon™ R9/RX and later
- Internal Graphics Slot: Provides support for a single full length, 2.5 slot, PCI-Express x16 graphics card; 1x PCI-Express x16 (electrical spec: x16)
- Graphics Output: Defined by the graphics card installed
- Accessories: 1x USB 3.0 Type B cable; 1x Thunderbolt™ 3 Type C cable; 1x Power cord; Important product information guides
The ROG XG Station 2 is set for worldwide release in the first quarter of 2017. Pricing is yet to be announced.