OWC AKiTiO Node Titan – A Powerful Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Enclosure

January 14th, 2020
OWC AKiTiO Node Titan - A Powerful Thunderbolt 3 eGPU Enclosure

OWC announced a new Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure during CES 2020: the OWC AKiTiO Node Titan. This tiny box supports double-wide full-length/full-height graphics cards and packs a massive 650W power supply to feed the most power-hungry GPUs. Let’s take a closer look at it!

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OWC AKiTiO Node Titan

In early 2019, OWC acquired AKiTio; a company specialized in Thunderbolt 1/2/3 external storage solutions and expansion chassis. This acquisition gave OWC the chance to offer an entirely new line of products. A year later, they just announced the AKiTiO Node Titan, which is one of the most potent single-card eGPU enclosure at the moment.

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The Node Titan is sold as an enclosure only and features one x16 PCIe slot. If you want to put a GPU inside – this is what filmmakers would do – it can take up to a double-wide full-length/full-height graphics cards. Everything is powered via a 650W power supply, so if you want to put an AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, a Radeon VII, or any Nvidia GPU in it, you will be covered. The main advantage of this system is that you can put any GPU you want on the inside. If you compare it to other eGPU like the Blackmagic eGPU Pro that features a built-in Radeon RX Vega 56, there is no doubt that the OWC AKiTiO Node Titan will be more versatile and influential in the long term.

At the back of the unit, there are two Thunderbolt 3 ports and power input. Also, the OWC AKiTiO Node Titan is capable of charging your laptop (up to 85W) at the same time. There is a retractable carrying handle on top of the unit if you want to bring it on set. It is compatible with Macs and PCs.

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Pricing and Availability

The OWC AKiTiO Node Titan should be available in the first quarter of 2020. There is no information on pricing yet.

Do you use an eGPU for video editing or color grading tasks? What is your experience with them? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jeff
Jeff
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January 15th, 2020

Looks like an upgraded Node Pro. Glad they’re finally coming back to that design.

Davíð
Davíð
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January 14th, 2020

Any word on fan noise?

Tom Fuldner
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May 21st, 2020
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Just picked up this unit. It is remarkably quiet. In the same league as the Blackmagic eGPU Pro for quietness, but a more powerful and versatile unit.

 Brian DeViteri
Brian DeViteri
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January 14th, 2020

The Sonnet eGFX 650 OC has 100W PD for laptop charging, is fully macOS compatible, and regularly publishes updated GPU compatibility lists on their website for both macOS and Windows based on vendor-specific models, and it’s currently available.

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