GIGABYTE introduced its AORUS RTX 3090 and AORUS RTX 3080 Gaming Box products last year. Billed as the world’s first water-cooled external graphics enclosures, the family now includes a new member in the form of the AORUS RTX 3080 Ti—an AORUS Gaming Box leveraging NVIDIA’s latest flagship Ampere graphics card. Similar to its siblings, GIGABYTE’s new AORUS RTX 3080 Ti Gaming Box features the company’s WATERFORCE all-in-one cooling system with large copper plate, 240 mm aluminum radiator, and two 120 mm fans to keep temperatures in check. Connectivity comprises 1x Thunderbolt 3 Type-C port, 2x HDMI ports, 3x DisplayPorts, 3x USB 3.0 ports, and 1x Ethernet port.

Graphics ProcessingGeForce RTXTM 3080 Ti
Graphics cardGIGABYTE WATERFORCE GeForce RTXTM 3080 Ti 12G GPU clock: 1665 MHz Memory size: 12G Memory clock: 19000 MHz Memory bandwidth: 912 GB/s Memory type: GDDR6X Digital max resolution: 7680×4320 Multi-view: up to 4
Box Size300 X 140 X 173 (mm)
Box Weight3932 (g) + 5%
I/OThunderbolt TM 3 type-C x1 Ethernet port x1 USB 3.0 x3 Video output (HDMI x2, DPx3)
PSU550W, >90% efficiency (equal to 80 plus Gold), PCI-E 8pin+8pin power
AC INPUT100-240V ~ / 6A / 50-60Hz
Package content1. AORUS RTX 3080 Ti GAMING BOX *1 includes GIGABYTE GeForce RTX TM 3080 Ti 12G graphics card 2. Thunderbolt TM 3 cable 500mm (USB Type-C) *1 3. Power cord *1 4. Installation guide *1 5. Carry bag *1
System RequirementLaptop PC/Desktop PC with Thunderbolt TM 3 port and support external GPU. Please confirm the Thunderbolt TM 3 compatibility with your PC manufacturer. Windows 10

Powered by GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, AORUS RTX 3080 Ti GAMING BOX transfers the Ultrabook laptop PC into a gaming platform, delivers the incredible performance for real-time ray tracing and graphics-intensive games. A network chip that allows you to connect to a wired network is built into the GAMING BOX. You don’t have to worry about transmission interference during the game. Install AORUS engine and RGB fusion 2.0 to adjust the performance and RGB lighting for your preference.


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  1. This was always kind of a neat concept.

    Back in 2010 I built my own DIY Vidock using an Expresscard to PCIe adapter, a 12V AC Adapter and a custom bocx and cable harness.

    I popped a Radeon 6850 in there and used it for on the road games when traveling for work.

    The problem was the inability to display the output on the internal screen, so I was dependent on the hotel I stayed in having a decent TV with an available HDMI input, which in 2010 was hit or miss.

    I don’t see a price for this thing, but if I had to wager a guess, it probably costs enough that unless you plan on traveling with it, you might as well just build a desktop.

  2. I’m surprised they didn’t become more popular with the advent of Thunderbolt and USB C. Seems like it would be almost perfect for the dorm room crowd – take the laptop to class for school and have it be light weight and get great battery life, dock it in the dorm for high power gaming. But yeah, the price is probably such that you could just buy a cheap laptop and a nice desktop and get that anyway…

    These tend to pop up on the Mac side every new generation of MBPs, but for people who could use them, I imagine they would just get a full blown Mac Pro anyway (and there aren’t exactly a lot of discrete video cards that work third party on OS X anyway)

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