The 10 Best External GPU Enclosures
This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Graphics is an area where laptops consistently lag behind desktop PCs, mostly due to the size, power draw, and heat dissipation of high-end GPUs. Thanks in part to the Thunderbolt 3 protocol, however, it's now quite simple to outfit your ultraportable with top-of-the-line visuals. Most PCIe enclosures do not include the actual card, but they should work with the chipset of your choice. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best external gpu enclosure on Amazon.
December 17, 2018:
EGPUs are commonly found connected to MacBooks that would otherwise have mediocre graphics performance. With that in mind, Nvidia doesn't appear to want to make Mac users' lives easy, and is for some reason refusing to publish High Sierra drivers for their performance graphics cards. So most Mac users will be limited to AMD this time around. Anyway, a lot of ultraportables are built with fine and fast hardware, up to but not including the GPU. The Sonnet Breakaway box is a frequent choice of Windows gamers, and of the two sizes, one will fill most gaming needs. The Razer is also a great choice, with plenty of great specs, but it's awfully costly, as well. We like the Mantiz a lot, as it serves as a central dock for your setup. And the high-end Sonnet is interesting, as it's among the few we found with multiple PCIe slots.