Sonnet showcasing Thunderbolt-to-PCIe solutions
April 3, 2019

Sonnet showcasing Thunderbolt-to-PCIe solutions

LAS VEGAS — Sonnet Technologies Inc. ( is offering a number of solutions at this year’s NAB Show. The company will showcase its dual lines of Thunderbolt-to-PCI Express (PCIe) card expansion systems — devices that house PCIe adapter cards that add connectivity options and processing power to computers without card slots — and connect them to the computer through a single Thunderbolt cable.

Sonnet will also demonstrate multi-GPU support for the Mac enabled by eGFX Breakaway Boxes. These systems were designed and qualified specifically for large power-hungry video graphics processing unit (GPU) cards, which many pro video editing, rendering, color grading, animation and special effects applications rely on to do heavy computational work. Harnessing the power of GPUs — including the latest GPU cards from both NVIDIA and AMD — Breakaway Boxes can significantly accelerate video production workflows.

Enabling workflows in ways not possible otherwise, Echo Express systems — available with one, two, or three card slots, and accommodating from low-profile to full-height, full-length cards — support high-performance non-GPU cards, including pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, network and storage interface cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards. 

Sonnet will demonstrate its two Apple-qualified, all-in-one external graphics solutions (eGPU), the eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 560 and eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 570. Compact and powerful, these integrated Thunderbolt 3 external graphics processing unit systems are portable and offer users tremendously improved graphics performance — on the computer’s primary screen or on an externally connected display — when used with thin and light laptops, mini desktops, and all-in-one computers.

The company will also be featuring a comprehensive line of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapters and cards, new SF3 Series Pro Card Readers and new Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock.