AKiTiO Node Titan: A Game-Changing eGPU for Desktop-Class Performance in a Laptop

Akitio Node Titan

Introducing the AKiTiO Node Titan, an external Graphics processing Unit (eGPU) that lets users transform their notebook or other slotless computer (Mac mini, iMac, NUC, etc.) into a high-performance gaming, video editing and graphics workstation for a fraction of the cost of buying/building a new machine. It connects to a Thunderbolt 3-equipped computer and offers the power and space needed by today’s most popular double-wide full-length/full-height AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards. The Node Titan lets video pros, gamers, and VR headset owners immerse themselves in stunningly realistic FPS gaming; perform rapid video renders and enjoy buttery smooth playback; easily work with VR, AR, and animation apps; and utilize a VR headset – all without frustration or compromise.

Offers Notebooks A Heavyweight Graphics Punch

For users who have dreamed of a portable editing system, welcome to a new workflow reality. The Node Titan turns internally limited graphics editing notebook computers like the MacBook Pro into a powerful NLE (Non-Linear Editing) machine. No more system performance slowing to a crawl with even basic effects. Pros can now knock out effects-laden timelines and high-quality exports in dramatic fashion with an immediate time-saving ROI. By adding a second Node Titan, performance-hungry users can tap into the processing power of multiple eGPUs for exponential gains in timeline performance and accelerated renders/exports. 

Explore A Different Reality

Akitio Node Titan with a macbook pro and VE headset

Without an eGPU like the Node Titan, exploring new dimensions with an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headset on a standard notebook is pure fantasy. To start seeing what you’ve been missing, just plug a VR headset directly into the Node Titan’s DisplayPort. You can even connect a second or third external display for extra workspace and productivity.


Accelerates Both Pro Apps and Games

Truly a mobile work and entertainment game-changer, Node Titan accelerates 3D graphics-based pro apps, games, and VR. In macOS 10.14 and later, turn on “Prefer external GPU” and on Windows 10, adjust display graphics settings in your app/game to “High performance” to experience vastly improved lighting, richly detailed textures, and breathtaking visual effects.

Easily Handles Power-Hungry Cards

For graphics cards (sold separately) that require more than the x16 PCIe slot industry standard 75W output, no problem. The Node Titan features a class-leading 650W power supply that can handle power-hungry cards like the Radeon RX Vega 64. Speaking of handling, thanks to Node Titan’s spacious design, even double-wide full-length/full-height cards are compatible. 

Highlights

AKiTiO Node Titan with top open
  • Lightning-fast graphics: Thunderbolt 3 port for up to 40Gb/s speed
  • NLE ready: turns notebooks into mobile video editing systems
  • Immediate ROI: vastly reduced edit and render times
  • Satisfies power-hungry cards: 650W power supply 
  • Play or work while charging: up to 85W for notebook charging
  • Spacious design: enables the use of large double-width graphics cards 
  • On-the-go graphics: retractable carrying handle for easy transport
  • 3D realism: enables effective use of VR headsets
  • Plug and Play: includes Thunderbolt 3 cable for immediate use
  • Toolless access: thumbscrews for easy card installation

And unlike other eGPUs that come as a bundled solution and cannot be upgraded in the future, Node Titan gives users the power of choice in deciding which graphics card to install for their present needs. If those needs change in the future, simply swap cards to keep graphics performance on the cutting edge.

Pricing & Availability

The AKiTiO Node Titan is available now at MacSales.com for $334.75 and comes with a 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty.



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  • Mark:
    I have a 2018 i7 MacMini displayed on a 65″ LG, and the graphics performance is acceptable, but I get stuttering just dragging the cursor across the page.

    I want a solution that will smooth motion in movies and videos. Apple’s $1,200 solution is overkill, but less expensive solutions can run afoul of DHCP.

    Can you recomend a solution using your eGPU/graphics card combo
    ?
    Thank you,

    Phil




  • Hi There,

    Always enjoy the news from Rocket yard, the compatibility chart that is listed described compatible vs not compatible are we talking about card compatibility with the enclosure or is this an indicator of Windows compatibility on Mac OS.

    Purchased a Mercury Helois a while ago and it seemed that there were plenty of cards that were not compatible to run Windows natively from the enclosure due to TB3.
    It was a little confusing




    • Hi Adam!

      The “Driver Support” column in the chart shows Mac or Windows driver support and the “Compatibility” column shows card compatibility with the Node Titan enclosure.

      I hope this helps!




  • Your table of AkitiO graphic cards
    https://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/manuals/AKiTiO-Node-Titan-GPU-Compatibility.pdf
    uses colored circles to indicate Compatible or Not Compatible, but the colors are not distinguishable by those of us who have the common red/green color-blindness. This afflicts 8% of males, and I suspect males make up the majority of the customers for this unit. In fact, it escapes me how something like this gets published, as there must be color-blind males in your crew.




    • Thanks for bringing this to our attention, David. I will pass it along! If you are wanting information on a specific card, let me know and I will be happy to look it up for you.