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Nvidia shows off Titan Xp and Quadro external GPU solutions

by Mark Tyson on 1 August 2017, 11:01

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Nvidia has announced a new eGPU initiative at SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles. It wants to popularise Titan Xp and Quadro external GPU solutions and is working with a number of partners to do so. Nvidia's plans have been spurred by the increasing popularity of thin and light laptops which simply don't have the graphical muscle for demanding 3D applications.

"While more computer power than ever is needed for VR, photoreal rendering and AI workflows, mobile systems are getting thinner and lighter, with limited performance and memory," says Bob Pette, vice president, Professional Visualization, Nvidia. "Our eGPUs can now solve this problem, enabling creatives to plug into our most capable GPUs so they can do their best work on the most graphically demanding applications."

The new external GPU (eGPU) enclosures will be compatible with either Titan Xp or Quadro graphics cards which, as regular readers will know, are aimed at enthusiasts and professionals respectively. Nvidia's eGPU solutions will be certified, where applicable, for professional standards and applications.

With regard to the Quadro external GPU solutions, Nvidia says it is working with established pro-tech manufacturers such as Sonnet, One Stop Systems, Magma, Akiti, and Bizon. Getting the Quadro external GPU certified for professional applications may not be very straightforward. However, with Nvidia's backing, using apps such as PTC Creo, Siemens HX, Chaos V-Ray and other CUDA renderers on the go might become practical. These Quadro enclosures are expected to arrive in September.

Nvidia doesn't appear to have provided any technical details behind its eGPU implementations but it is likely to use Thunderbolt 3 and require driver level support just like AMD XConnect.



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“ Nvidia's eGPU solutions will be certified, where applicable, for professional standards and applications.”

Which means, “They'll cost a load of cash and sucker's will just love them!”
excalibur1814
“ Nvidia's eGPU solutions will be certified, where applicable, for professional standards and applications.”

Which means, “They'll cost a load of cash and sucker's will just love them!”
and in 99% of said apps geforce will work just as well but considerably less….

At the rate things are going if I want an external gpu I'll be buying a second pc because at the rate they're going it will be cheaper to buy a whole new rig minus gpu than buying an external gpu that is essentially a pcie extension card, a gpu, a psu and a box
So a card inside a Razer enclosure then
Platinum
So a card inside a Razer enclosure then
Basically yes, just a quadro instead of a geforce so massive markups
Currently the cheapest eGPU enclosures are going for $290 which is pretty good considering when they first came out the market they were practically double that. Now that Apple has given it's blessing to eGPU prices should further come down but a Quadro will always be extremely over priced no matter what.
https://egpu.io/external-gpu-buyers-guide-2017/

It's weird a site like Hexus has barely even covered eGPU at all other than news stories, even Youtube PC channels have been reviewing eGPU solutions.