AKiTiO Node Titan Plug & Play Thunderbolt 3 External GPU (eGPU) Solution - enclosure
Lightning fast graphics: Thunderbolt 3 port for up to 40Gb/s speed
NLE ready: turns notebooks into mobile video editing systems
Immediate ROI: vastly reduced edit and render times
Satisfies power hungry cards: 650W power supply
Play or work while charging: up to 85W for notebook charging
Spacious design: enables use of large double-width graphics cards
On-the-go graphics: retractable carrying handle for easy transport
3D realism: enables effective use of VR headsets
Plug and Play: includes Thunderbolt 3 cable for immediate use
Toolless access: thumb screws for easy card installation
Turn Your Computer Into a Graphics Powerhouse
Trying to play graphically taxing games or perform professional video editing on notebook, all-in-on, and small form factor computers can at best be described as unsatisfactory. Damage to the machine can even occur from pounding on it in frustration! That’s because the built-in graphical processing power is either immediately woefully inadequate for intensive uses or over time has fallen behind the latest technology.
The AKiTiO Node Titan is an external graphics processing unit (eGPU) that lets you transform your notebook or other slotless computer (Mac mini, iMac, NUC, etc.) into a high-performance gaming, video editing, and graphics workstation for a fraction of the cost of buying or building a new machine. It connects to a Thunderbolt 3-equipped computer and offers the power and space needed for today’s most popular double-wide full-length/full-height AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards.
Edit from Anywhere…Faster
If you’ve dreamed of a portable editing system, welcome to a new workflow reality. The Node Titan turns notebook computers like the MacBook Pro into a powerful NLE (Non-Linear Editing) machine. No more system performance slowing to a crawl with even basic effects…now you knock out effects-laden timelines and high-quality exports with immediate time-saving ROI. By adding a second Node Titan, you can tap into the processing power of multiple eGPUs for exponential gains in timeline performance and accelerated renders and exports.
Explore a Different Reality
Without an eGPU like Node Titan, exploring new dimensions with an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headset on a standard notebook was pure fantasy. To start seeing what you’ve been missing, just plug a VR headset directly into your graphics card’s DisplayPort. You can also connect a second or third external display for extra workspace.
Easily Handles Power-Hungry Cards
The Node Titan lets you play and create without limits. If your graphics card (sold separately) requires more than the x16 PCIe slot industry standard 75W output, no problem! There’s a class-leading 650W power supply that can handle power hungry cards like the Radeon RX Vega 64. Speaking of handling, thanks to Node Titan’s spacious design, you can even use double-wide full-length/full-height cards.
Accelerates Both Pro Apps and Games
Truly a mobile work and entertainment game-changer, Node Titan accelerates 3D graphics-based pro apps, games, and VR. In macOS 10.14 and later, turn on “Prefer external GPU” and on Windows 10, adjust display graphics settings in your app/game to “High performance” to experience vastly improved lighting, richly detailed textures, and breathtaking visual effects.
Grab n’ Go Graphics
Gaming or editing video on-the-go has never been easier. The Node Titan features a commercial quality electrogalvanized steel case with a retractable carrying handle to safely and easily take powerful graphics capabilities along with your notebook wherever you roam.
Flexible Now, Expandable for Future Needs
Unlike other eGPUs that come as a bundled solution and cannot be upgraded in the future, Node Titan gives you the power of choice in deciding what graphics card to install for your present needs. If your needs change in the future, simply swap cards to keep your graphics performance on the cutting edge.
Easy Toolless Setup
Adding the ultimate visual experience to your gaming, video editing, and graphics intensive apps couldn’t be easier:
1.Lift and slide Node Titan’s cover from the back to open the enclosure.
2.Push your graphics card (sold separately) into the PCIe slot and secure with the extended length thumb screws.
3.Connect one or both of the 8-pin PCIe power connectors to the card depending on power requirements.
4.Slide Node Titan’s cover back on and secure with thumb screws.
5.Connect Node Titan to your Thunderbolt 3-equipped computer via the included Thunderbolt 3 cable.
(1) Node Titan
(1) Thunderbolt 3 cable
(1) Quick start guide
|AKiTiO Part Number||NPTNT3|
|Mac OS Compatibility||macOS 10.13 High Sierra
macOS 10.14 Mojave
macOS 10.15 Catalina
|PC OS Compatibility||Windows 10 64-bit Edition
Windows Server 2016
|Other Requirements||Mac or PC with a Thunderbolt 3 port
Mac: Requires macOS 10.13.4 or later
PC: Requires Windows 10 64-bit v1709 or later
OS compatibility will vary by installed GPU
|PCIe Cards Supported||One full-length, full-height, and double-width PCIe Card|
|Internal Connectivity||Dual 8-pin auxiliary power|
|External Connectivity||Thunderbolt 3|
|Housing Color||Space Gray|
|Chipset||Thunderbolt 3: Intel JHL7440|
|Expansion Slots||Supports up to PCIe x16 mechanical, x4 electrical|
|Power Supply||Internal power supply|
|AC Input||100-240V, 50-60Hz, 10.0A (@100V) 5.0A (@ 220V)|
|DC Output||DC +12V, 54V|
|Dimensions||Height: 26.6 cm (10.5 in)
Width: 13.5 cm (5.3 in)
Length: 35.7 cm (14.1 in)
|Weight||3.5 kg (7.72 lbs)|
|Notes||1.Supports up to a full-length (max 12.59 in / 32 cm), full-height (max 6.69 in / 17 cm) and double-width (max 2.5 slots) card.
2.PCIe (x16 mechanical) slot provides a maximum of 75W but additional power can be supplied to the PCIe card by connecting a pair of 8-pin (6+2) PCIe connectors (max 500W).
3.The PSU fan of the 650W power supply spins up once at startup to indicate that the power has been turned on but afterwards, it only turns on when needed to cool down the power supply.
4.The host computer must support external graphics cards (eGPUs).
5.Not supported on Boot Camp
Other DetailsiMac Pro (27-inch Late 2017) (December 2017) Model ID: iMacPro1,1 | 3.2GHz 8-core, 3.0GHz 10-core, 2.3GHz 14-core, 2.5GHz 18-core
iMac w/Retina 5K display (27-inch Mid 2020) (August 2020) Model ID: iMac20,1; iMac20,2 | 3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.8GHz i7, 3.6GHz i9
iMac w/Retina 5K display (27-inch Early 2019) (March 2019) Model ID: iMac19,1 | 3.0GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.7GHz i5, 3.6GHz i9
iMac w/Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Early 2019) (March 2019) Model ID:iMac19,2 | 3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
iMac w/Retina 5K display (27-inch Mid 2017) (June 2017) Model ID:iMac18,3 | 3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 3.8GHz i5, 4.2GHz i7
iMac w/Retina 4K display (21.5-inch Mid 2017) (June 2017) Model ID:iMac18,2 | 3.0GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2017) (June 2017) Model ID:iMac18,1 | 2.3GHz i5
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2020) (May, 2020) Model ID: MacBookPro16,3 | 1.4GHz i5, 1.7GHz i7
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2020) (May, 2020) Model ID: MacBookPro16,2 | 2.0GHz i5, 2.3GHz i7
MacBook Pro (16-inch Touch Mid 2019) (November, 2019) Model ID: MacBookPro16,1 | 2.6GHz i7, 2.3GHz i9, 2.4GHz i9
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2019) (May, 2019) Model ID: MacBookPro15,1; MacBookPro15,3 | 2.6GHz i7, 2.3GHz i9, 2.4GHz i9
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019) (July, 2019) Model ID: MacBookPro15,4 | 1.4GHz i5, 1.7GHz i7
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019) (May, 2019) Model ID: MacBookPro15,2 | 2.4GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2018) (July, 2018) Model ID: MacBookPro15,1 | 2.2GHz i7, 2.6GHz i7, 2.9GHz i9
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2018) (July, 2018) Model ID: MacBookPro15,2 | 2.3GHz i5, 2.7GHz i7
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2017) (June, 2017) Model ID: MacBookPro14,3 | 2.8GHz i7, 2.9GHz i7, 3.1GHz i7
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2017) (June, 2017) Model ID: MacBookPro14,2 | 3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Mid 2017) (June, 2017) Model ID: MacBookPro14,1 | 2.3GHz i5, 2.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Late 2016) (October, 2016) Model ID: MacBookPro13,3 | 2.6GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2016) (October, 2016) Model ID: MacBookPro13,2 | 2.9GHz, 3.1GHz, 3.3GHz
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Late 2016) (October, 2016) Model ID: MacBookPro13,1 | 2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2020) (March 2020) Model ID: MacBookAir9,1 | 1.1GHz i3, 1.1GHz i5, 1.2GHz i7
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2019) (July 2019) Model ID: MacBookAir8,2 | 1.6GHz i5
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2018) (November 2018) Model ID: MacBookAir8.1 | 1.6GHz i5
Mac mini (Late 2018) (November, 2018) Model ID: Macmini8,1 | 3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020) (January 2020) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 3.5GHz 8-Core
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020) (January 2020) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 3.3GHz 12-Core
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020) (January 2020) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 3.2GHz 16-Core
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020) (January 2020) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 2.7GHz 24-Core
Mac Pro Rack (Early 2020) (January 2020) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 2.5GHz 28-Core
Mac Pro (Late 2019) (December 2019) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 3.5GHz 8-Core
Mac Pro (Late 2019) (December 2019) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 3.3GHz 12-Core
Mac Pro (Late 2019) (December 2019) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 3.2GHz 16-Core
Mac Pro (Late 2019) (December 2019) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 2.7GHz 24-Core
Mac Pro (Late 2019) (December 2019) Model ID: MacPro7,1 | 2.5GHz 28-Core
Compatible with Intel / AMD based desktop/laptop PCs with built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Mac mini (Late 2020) (November, 2020) Model ID: Macmini9,1 | Apple M1
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2020) (November, 2020) Model ID: MacBookAir10,1 | Apple M1
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2020) (November, 2020) Model ID: MacBookPro17,1 | Apple M1