Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560 External GPU

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  • Overview

    With an AMD Radeon RX 560 graphics card inside, Sonnet’s eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560 is an extremely portable, high-performance, all-in-one external GPU that accelerates popular graphics-intensive games on 13-inch MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, 21.5-inch iMac or Mac mini with Thunderbolt 3 ports.

    For GPU acceleration when you’re on the road, the Puck conveniently packs with your MacBook in a backpack or computer bag. Thanks to the included Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable that provides 60W of Power Delivery, you can connect the Puck to your 13-inch MacBook Air or MacBook Pro for power and charging — even when not in use — so you can leave your power adapter behind.

    The Puck isn’t all about play — it’s also a multi-display graphics dock. When you need to expand your view, the Puck supports up to four 4K displays via three DisplayPort ports and one HDMI port, all connected to your Mac with a single cable.

    Highlights

    Accelerates graphics-intensive games on your Mac’s own or an externally connected display

    Perfect for 13-inch MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 ports, but compatible with any Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports

    AMD Radeon RX 560 graphics processor with 4GB of GDDR5 memory

    60W Power Delivery for charging MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 ports

    Supports up to four 4K displays

    Three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and one HDMI 2.0 port

    One Thunderbolt 3 port

    What’s in the Box

    Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560 External GPU

    Power adapter

    Power lead

    Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable (0.5 m/1.64 ft.)

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Charging

    Connections: Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)

    Power Source: AC

    Height: 5.1 cm/2 in.

    Width: 15.24 cm/6 in.

    Depth: 13 cm/5.12 in.

    Weight: 1.5 kg/3.3 lb.

    System Requirements

    Operating System: macOS Mojave 10.14.1 or later, Windows 10 (64-bit Edition Version 1079 or later)

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: GPU-RX560-TB3-S

    UPC or EAN No.: 732311012761

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: One-year limited

  • Mac Models

  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Tiny, Easy, and Fun!

      Super Easy to set up, just plug it in and the Mac detects the Puck. After researching eGPUs I found the Puck to be the best option for me because it is teen Super Easy to set up, just plug it in and the Mac detects the Puck. After researching eGPUs I found the Puck to be the best option for me because it is teeny tiny with a lot of power. Even though it is portable I don't usually carry it around with me, but I love what little desk space it takes up. I missed the gaming and graphics power of my PC, but I did not miss the heavy brick of a thing or Windows. I wouldn't think of gaming on my Mac, but now I can! I have the best of both worlds with my Macbook Pro thanks to the Puck. It's a great addition!

      • Written by Kendall F from Irvine

      43 of 47 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Tiny, Easy, and Fun!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Much lower cost and size

      I knew the new Mac mini would have minimal internal GPU capability but could add more power via Thunderbolt eGPU. I like to play CounterStrike GO and needed to I knew the new Mac mini would have minimal internal GPU capability but could add more power via Thunderbolt eGPU. I like to play CounterStrike GO and needed to bump up my acceleration. I looked at the Blackmagic GPU box, but thought it to be too big (and it was more expensive). A few weeks later I saw the Breakaway Puck - a smaller and low cost option. Works great. Gaming is smooth and it sits right on top of my Mac mini. Found the company’s (Sonnet) store, I found a mounting bracket on there so I can hang the puck on the back of my monitor, weird they don’t offer that accessory in the apple store.

      • Written by ku A from Lake forest

      13 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Much lower cost and size

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      MacBook Air - Essential

      I bought a MacBook Air in January because it’s super easy to carry, but the downside is it has basically 0 GPU capability, I mostly play Rise of the Tomb Raid I bought a MacBook Air in January because it’s super easy to carry, but the downside is it has basically 0 GPU capability, I mostly play Rise of the Tomb Raider and tried on my MB Air - got something around 15 frames/ sec. which is not really playable, even in lowest settings. Last month I bought the Puck 560. Huge difference? I can play Raider at around 50 frames. At home I hook up two 1080 displays but I also take the Puck with me when I want to play other places. The Puck completely powers my MB Air so I leave the Apple power adapter at home and throw the computer and Puck in my bag. Hard to believe I can game smoothly on a MB Air.

      • Written by Mike H from Aliso Viejo

      11 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?MacBook Air - Essential

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Nice Form Factor

      I have a 2016 MacBook Pro 13”, no touch-bar and a 1920 x 1080p display connected to the Sonnet Puck. Initially, I wanted to get a more powerful GPU, but I also I have a 2016 MacBook Pro 13”, no touch-bar and a 1920 x 1080p display connected to the Sonnet Puck. Initially, I wanted to get a more powerful GPU, but I also didn’t want to have a clunky eGPU Box on my desk… I read that the RX 560 GPU works for casual gaming. First, I only wanted to be able to play Counter Strike GO at higher FPS. Turns out I can play Hitman (2016) and Rise of the Tomb Raider even at 1920 x 1080. I do have to get a better mouse though… The eGPU comes with an external power brick which I just leave on the floor.

      • Written by Hannes K

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Nice Form Factor

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Much lower cost and size

      I knew the new Mac mini would have minimal internal GPU capability but could add more power via Thunderbolt eGPU. I like to play CounterStrike GO and needed to I knew the new Mac mini would have minimal internal GPU capability but could add more power via Thunderbolt eGPU. I like to play CounterStrike GO and needed to bump up my acceleration. I looked at the Blackmagic GPU box, but thought it to be too big (and it was more expensive). A few weeks later I saw the Breakaway Puck - a smaller and low cost option. Works great. Gaming is smooth and it sits right on top of my Mac mini. Found the company’s (Sonnet) store, I found a mounting bracket on there so I can hang the puck on the back of my monitor, weird they don’t offer that accessory in the apple store.

      • Written by ku A from Lake forest

      13 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Much lower cost and size

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      MacBook Air - Essential

      I bought a MacBook Air in January because it’s super easy to carry, but the downside is it has basically 0 GPU capability, I mostly play Rise of the Tomb Raid I bought a MacBook Air in January because it’s super easy to carry, but the downside is it has basically 0 GPU capability, I mostly play Rise of the Tomb Raider and tried on my MB Air - got something around 15 frames/ sec. which is not really playable, even in lowest settings. Last month I bought the Puck 560. Huge difference? I can play Raider at around 50 frames. At home I hook up two 1080 displays but I also take the Puck with me when I want to play other places. The Puck completely powers my MB Air so I leave the Apple power adapter at home and throw the computer and Puck in my bag. Hard to believe I can game smoothly on a MB Air.

      • Written by Mike H from Aliso Viejo

      11 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?MacBook Air - Essential