ASUS announces sleek XG Station Pro external GPU dock

External graphics (eGPU) docks have gained more traction in recent years for people looking to add a boost of desktop graphics power to their notebooks. ASUS was already among the companies offering an eGPU option with the ROG XG Station 2 (opens in new tab). But while the ROG model was very much intended for gamers, ASUS has announced another eGPU dock that takes a decidedly more professional tact.

Called the XG Station pro, the dock is made up of an understated grey aluminum exterior that measures 4.3-inches wide and 14.8-inches long. The dock can support the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series and AMD Radeon RX Vega cards over its 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 port, ASUS says. For cooling, the XG Station Pro is equipped with two 120mm exhaust fans that should provide a decent boost to heat management.

XG Station Pro

Also included is an additional USB Type-C port, braided cables, and RGB LEDs that work with ASUS' Aura Sync lighting system.

According to ASUS, the XG Station Pro is expected to be available for $329 later in Q1 of 2018.

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  • Price is still high for only the box..they should offer graphics card with it by increasing the price a little ... i am not saying they should give GTX 1080 but 1060 or 1070 with it..
  • and like the first gen XG rog this will release in 2019 december.. : )  Asus and their product release dates are mystery...
  • If they can get an empty dock down to $199 I would bite if the Surface Pro could run it. I doubt that, though.