Travel Light and Game Heavy
with Thunderbolt™ 3 External Graphics (eGFX)

Desktop-level Graphics Performance from
your Thunderbolt™ -enabled Notebook.

Thunderbolt™ 3 for Gaming

Turn your everyday Thunderbolt 3 enabled laptop into a blazing gaming machine!

With Thunderbolt 3 external graphics (eGFX), you can now simply attach a high-performance graphic card of your choice for a high-resolution, multi-monitor gaming experience.

Enjoy the freedom – and results.

Thunderbolt™ 3 for Professionals

Thunderbolt 3 enables high definition imaging, 3D-graphics and business analytics.

Thunderbolt™ 3 external graphics (eGFX) solutions significantly boost graphics capability of thin-and-light notebooks, Ultrabooks and mobile workstations.

Mobile users gain desktop-level performance for graphics intensive workloads.

eGFX support now available for Mac computers

You can now connect a Thunderbolt 3 external graphics device to your Mac computer to gain additional graphics performance for professional applications, 3D gaming, VR content creation, and more. Currently external graphics support is available on MacBook Pro notebooks released in 2016 and later, iMac computers introduced in 2017 and later, and iMac Pro. Your computer must have macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 or later installed to access this feature.

It's important to use a recommended graphics card in a Thunderbolt 3 eGFX enclosure. Check with device manufacture on which graphics cards are supported with their eGFX device on Mac. For more information, please review the Apple Support Article.


As part of the Thunderbolt 3 certification requirement, we require eGFX device vendors to qualify and maintain compatible PC systems and GPU cards for their devices. For the best user experience always look for:

  1. Thunderbolt 3 certified PC systems promoting eGFX
  2. Thunderbolt 3 certified eGFX devices: docks and enclosures

Check back often for updates to the list below

Thunderbolt™ 3 Certified eGFX Devices: Docks and Enclosures

Akitio, an OWC brand
Akitio, an OWC brand
Lagarhus Products AS
BlackMagic Design
BlackMagic Design
Galaxy Microsystems Ltd.
Sapphire Technology Limited
Mantiz Innovation Ltd.
Cooler Master Technology
Other World Computing, Inc.
Other World Computing, Inc.
TUL Corporation
TUL Corporation
TUL Corporation
Shenzhen Panlei Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd

Graphics Card Support

With the latest announcements from AMD* and NVIDIA* there are now more choices!

Users can now choose from the AMD Radeon™ and Radeon™ PRO or the NVIDIA GeForce® GTX or Quadro® series graphics cards.

When purchasing your graphics card, it is important to consider your enclosure's physical size, shape and power supply specifications. Other considerations are GPU driver compatibility and the Operating System (OS) support. Always check the enclosure manufacture's Website for the compatible graphics card list.

Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology Videos

A Single Port. A Universe of Possibilities.