An external GPU (eGPU) enclosure allows you to connect and use a desktop-class graphics card to your notebook. If you plan on editing video on a portable PC and need a little more power, this is a great option so long as you have a spare Thunderbolt 3.
Razer Core X Chroma (opens in new tab)
Razer has a sleek-looking enclosure available with Chroma RGB lighting, a 700-watt power supply, and support for AMD and NVIDIA GPUs. It's perfect for video editing when paired with a capable card.
Gigabyte AORUS RTX 2070 Gaming Box (opens in new tab)
Everything You Need
This eGPU has everything you need already pre-installed. Gigabyte chose the trusty RTX 2070 with ample performance for editing video on the go. This all does mean you'll be paying out more upfront.
ASUS ROG XG Station 2 (opens in new tab)
For Laptop Gamers
The second enclosure here from ASUS is a beast. Not only does it look the part with an aggressive design, but sports a 600W PSU, RGB lighting, and VR support. It'll work well with a GPU for video editing.
Akitio Node (opens in new tab)
Don't let the price fool you to think this enclosure won't be worth picking up for video editing with a capable GPU. It has all the basics, including a 400W PSU, support for full-sized cards, and a solid build.
Bring Your Own GPU
The Razer Core X (opens in new tab) is our top-recommended enclosure for an eGPU, striking a balance between design, features, and affordability. This is a great way to avoid shelling out thousands on a more powerful laptop. This enclosure comes rocking Chroma RGB lighting and a reliable 700-watt power supply, enough to handle the best graphics card options available.
The Razer Core X has full support for the latest NVIDIA RTX and AMD GPUs, making it ideal for video editors on PC or Mac. If you're looking for something a little more affordable, the ASUS XG-Station-PRO (opens in new tab) will be able to house the latest GPUs and allow you to enjoy the same video editing experience.
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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