A Minisforum, known for its mini-PCs, added a new product to its portfolio, a graphics card dock. This type of product is intended to allow the use of desktop-oriented video cards in other types of products, such as notebooks, or even mini-PCs. Some invest in solutions that go beyond the conventional, like this model that has an integrated 550W source.

Flat, minimalist design

baptized by DEG1 eGPU, the Minisforum dock has a flat, minimalist design. The dimensions are 270 x 175 x 41 mm. The accessory is equipped with a PCI-E 4.0 slot with 16 lanes, although only 4 lanes are used due to OCuLink limitations. External power is connected via a 24-pin ATX connector.

Dealing with modern boards thanks to OCuLink

Thanks to the OCuLink interface, docks for video cards are managing to deliver a leap forward in terms of performance. Due to a higher bandwidth than Thunderbolt 3/4, docks with this interface can handle high-end video cards.

Minisforum says that the dock supports the installation of modern graphics cards, allowing you to connect even a GeForce RTX 4090 or Radeon RX 7900 XTX. At the same time, the user will, of course, need an additional power supply, the choice of which needs to be made very carefully, considering the high TGP of cards like the RTX 4090, to avoid what was reported in this case by a user. from Reddit. A low quality source that ended up damaging your PC components.

Price and availability

The Minisforum DEG1 dock is now available on the international market for US$90 (R$488, in direct conversion).

Source: https://www.hardware.com.br/noticias/dock-para-placa-de-video-consegue-dar-conta-rtx-4090.html

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