Although own versions of docking stations for discrete graphics cards have already been presented by more than a dozen manufacturers of computer components, their dimensions and recommended cost still leave much to be desired.
The company Galaxy Microsystems is ready to offer a slightly different approach to the creation of such devices. As part of the exhibition Computex 2017, the Hong Kong vendor demonstrated a prototype of Galax external graphics card, which should help to enjoy game innovations to the owners of the laptops with integrated graphics in the CPU.
Inside an as yet unnamed device Galax engineers managed to place a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics adapter of non-standard design and all the necessary logic set that provides operation of the Thunderbolt 3 interface. The case of the novelty is made mainly of aluminum and has a large number of ventilation openings. The dock is powered by an external adapter, which also has enough power to simultaneously charge the laptop (up to 45 W) via a Thunderbolt 3 cable. You can use HDMI, DisplayPort and DL-DVI ports to connect an external monitor.
Unfortunately, detailed specifications, price and approximate date of release of the presented docking station were not announced. According to our colleagues from Tom’s Hardware, price Galax external graphics card will be in the range of $350 to 500.