Gigabyte upgrades the AORUS Gaming Box for laptops with GTX 1080 cards
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Gigabyte is among the few OEMs to offer external GPU solutions for laptops. The Taiwanese company just announced that it upgraded the external GPU Gaming Box with a GTX 1080 solution, bringing a more intense gaming and VR experience to laptops. The size of the new Gaming Box will remain the same one used with the previous GTX 1070 GPU (8.34 x 3.77 x 6.37 inches), weighing 5.22 lbs.
The small form-factor chassis has both sides covered with meshes in order to optimize the airflow. There’s also an inner 130 mm fan that actively cools the interior of the enclosure. The bottom of the side that features the fan comes with RGB LEDs that can be controlled through Gigabyte’s proprietary RGB Fusion software.
The new Gaming Box integrates a 450 W power supply that comes with an 80 Plus Gold certification, and features a Thunderbolt 3 connection that provides up to 40 Gbps bandwidth. It also comes with three USB 3.0 ports for other peripheral devices, plus three DisplayPort, one HDMI and 1 DVI-D connectors. The GTX 1080 GPU is clocked at 1607 MHz (base) and can go up to 1733 MHz in boost mode. There’s also an OC mode that sets the base clock to 1632 MHz, and boosts it to 1771 MHz.
No information regarding availability for the time being, but the new Gaming Box is expected to cost around US$750.