ASUS XG Station Pro: Thunderbolt 3 external graphics dock
ASUS has released a new external graphics dock for laptops, aimed at content creators who need extra power for their machines – the ASUS XG Station Pro.
The ASUS XG Station Pro features a 4.3″ x 14.8″ footprint, and new contemporary design with clean and subtle styling, thanks to the collaboration with case maker In Win. It sports an aluminum chassis with removable top and side panels which makes it easier for users to install their graphics cards.
To provide space, ASUS moved the power supply out of the case and instead, used a separate 330W power adopter borrowed from ROG’s liquid-cooled GX800 gaming laptop. Power is split between the PCIe slot and dual 8-pin connectors with enough juice to handle ROG’s factory overclocked Strix cards.
Inside, it has room for cards up to 2.5 slots wide, like ROG Strix versions of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti and 1080 Ti, and Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64.The XG Station Pro is compatible with desktop-grade cards from the GeForce GTX 900 and Radeon R9 series or newer. It features dual 120-mm In Win fans to exhaust warm air out the right side, extra Type-C port with USB 3.1 Gen 2 connectivity, and Thunderbolt 3 with cable included.
The XG Station Pro will be available this month for $329 and currently supports AMD and NVIDIA GPUs in Windows 10, and AMD Vega GPUs in macOS Sierra.