The PowerColor Devil Box has been coming to market since May 2016 and we have just learned that it is currently undergoing Intel certification and will be coming out this month baring no major issues cause it to be delayed. The PowerColor Devil Box allowing you to transform your compatible notebook or a small form factor system like the Intel Skull Canyon NUC into a gaming behomth by harnessing the power of a discrete desktop graphics card. The PowerColor Devil box was originally designed using AMD’s XConnect technology, but it looks like PowerColor has delayed the release and did a few tweaks to ensure that it will work on other open standards like USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3.
The Razer Core was the world’s first true plug and play Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) external graphics enclosure, but it is rather pricey at $499.99 with free shipping. The PowerColor Devil Box has a $375 MSRP and that will make it a more affordable solution for gamers or anyone needing the power of a desktop GPU. The shelf date should be this month, but it could always be delayed somehow again.
The PowerColor Devil Box (Product Page) utilized the Thunderbolt 3 USB -C interface that supports up to 40 Gbps of throughput and supports all dual-slot PCI Express x16 graphics cards. The unit has a 375 Watt power supply built-in and supports USB-C charging with compatible laptops up to 60 Watts. A Thunderbolt 3 cable is included, so pretty soon the Razer Core will have some competition that is priced 25% less than it is.