Portable eGPU dock for Intel-based Mac computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Features an AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT GPU, temperature-controlled fan, one DisplayPort 1.4 port, one HDMI 2.0b port, twoThunderbolt 3 ports, and two USB Type A ports.
Serious GPU Power. Connect LG Ultrafine 5K or Apple 6K Thunderbolt Display.
RADEON RX 5500 XT
Portable External GPU (eGPU) Docks for Intel-based Mac Computers with Thunderbolt 3 Ports
Pro Graphics Performance Boosters!
Do you have an Intel®-based MacBook Air®, MacBook Pro®, Mac mini®, iMac® or iMac Pro with Thunderbolt™ 3 ports? If you need to run pro editing, rendering, color grading, animating and special effects apps, you need a graphics processing (GPU) power boost. Whether your Mac® completely lacks a discrete internal GPU or has a GPU without enough power to adequately support the needs of your current workflow, Sonnet has a pair of solutions that will instantly boost your Mac’s graphics performance anytime and anywhere you need it. Why not pack a Puck?!
eGPU Breakaway Puck models
are Thunderbolt Certified and include a Thunderbolt 3 cable to connect the system to your Mac.
Supports 4K, 5K, and even the 6K Apple® Pro Display XDR.
Adds Connectivity for Common Peripherals
Two USB 3.2 Type A ports provide connections for devices you want to keep connected to the eGPU dock.
Choice of Models
Choose between AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT and Radeon RX 5700 GPUs for the performance to meet your needs.
Charges Your Mac
Provides 60W through the included Thunderbolt 3 cable to power and charge your MacBook Air or Pro(1) while connected, allowing you to leave your computer’s power adapter behind.
Optional Zero Desktop Footprint
Using the PuckCuff™ VESA Mounting Bracket Kit (sold separately), you can attach the Puck to the back of a monitor with open VESA mounting holes or mount to a multi-monitor stand.
Thunderbolt certified for use with Intel-based Macs with Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Pro Application Acceleration
eGPU Breakaway Pucks deliver powerful GPU acceleration, packing big performance into a conveniently small and quiet package. They provide plug and play support, enabling connection to and disconnection from your Mac without having to power cycle it, and enable you to use the professional video applications you need with the Intel-based Mac computer you want or already own.
Supports Up to Three or Four 4K @60Hz Monitors
Leveraging macOS® extended desktop mode, the eGPU Breakaway Puck supports up to four 4K displays at the same time*, configured for the perfect productivity and gaming setups. With the Puck connected, there’s no need to compromise between the light notebook you want and the number of displays you need in your workspace.
Second Thunderbolt Port Supports Thunderbolt/USB-C Displays
The eGPU Breakaway Puck’s second Thunderbolt port provides both graphics and data to fully support all popular
Also Supports 5K and 6K Displays
Both Pucks provides enough power to drive advanced 5K and 6K displays, even supporting Apple’s Pro Display XDR.
USB Peripheral Support
eGPU Breakaway Pucks include two USB 3.2 Type A ports, enabling you to connect peripherals to your Mac without using another port on the computer.
Measuring a compact 6 inches wide by 5.1 inches deep by 2 inches tall, the eGPU Breakaway Puck has a minimal footprint on the desktop and is the right size to compliment your thin/light notebook.
6 inches wide x 5.1 inches deep x 2 inches tall
(toast not included)
External GPU to Go
Sonnet’s eGPU Breakaway Pucks are extremely portable, high-performance, all-in-one external GPU docks for Intel-based Thunderbolt 3 Mac computers. Perfect for use with Macs with integrated or low-power discrete graphics processors, a Puck accelerates popular graphics-intensive pro applications on either your computer’s own or externally connected display.
Highly Portable. Powers Your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.
When you need GPU acceleration on the go, you can easily pack an eGPU Breakaway Puck with your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro in a backpack or computer bag. Connected to your Mac with the included Thunderbolt 3 cable, a Puck provides 60W of Power Delivery, which means it will power and charge your computer(1) while connected, even when not in use, allowing you to leave your computer’s power adapter behind. Wherever you use it, the Puck injects big GPU power into your work.
40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 Interface
With up to 2750 MB/s available PCIe bandwidth, your Mac’s Thunderbolt 3 ports are fast enough to support externally connected graphics processors. The Puck exploits the Thunderbolt 3 interface to deliver a powerful graphics processing boost to your notebook with integrated graphics onboard—and power and charge it—all through a single cable.
Also Ideal as a Graphic-Intensive Gaming Booster
Offers Great Value and Portability for Gaming
An eGPU Breakaway Puck is ideal for enabling graphic-intensive gaming at higher frame rates on your Mac with integrated graphics that otherwise would deliver a poor gaming experience. Accelerated graphics can either be displayed on one, two, three, or four external monitors, or on your Mac’s own display.
Supports all industry standard USB 3, 2.0 and 1.1 devices
Data Transfer Rate
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (aka USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 3.0): 5Gb/s
Thunderbolt 3 Peripheral Support
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Intelligent Fan Control
Provides laptop charging up to 60W
In The Box
eGPU Breakaway Puck
0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable
Mac (Intel) with Thunderbolt 3 ports
macOS Catalina 10.15.7+
macOS Big Sur compatible
External GPUs not supported on Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt Macs
Apple M1 Macs do not yet support eGPUs
Not certified for use under Windows; see tech note for information
4K@60Hz monitors using DP or HDMI ports
4K, 5K, and 6K monitors @60Hz using Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port
– LG UltraFine 4K and 5K displays
– Apple Pro Display XDR
– Dell Ultrasharp Curved 5K Monitor U4021QW