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Node Pro

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Thunderbolt 3
power delivery 60w
Thunderbolt 3 cable included
DisplayPort Output

Node Pro

akitio node pro features

The Node Pro provides an additional PCIe slot for Thunderbolt 3 computers (e.g. laptop computers) where installing an internal expansion card is not an option and for systems where there is not enough space for more PCIe cards. The Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) connection not only makes adding an external PCIe card easy but it also allows you to take the device with you to use on location and move it from one system to another. Installing and replacing the PCIe card is a simple matter of removing a few thumb screws and does not require any tools.

  • Thunderbolt™ 3 for lightning fast transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps
  • Dedicated DisplayPort for additional monitor to expand the workspace
  • 2nd Thunderbolt port supports Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and DisplayPort devices
  • USB power delivery provides 60W of power to recharge compatible laptops
  • Built-in 500W SFX power supply with an extra pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors
  • 1 PCIe (x16) slot supporting full-length, full-height, double-width cards
  • 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 compliant interface
  • Wire mesh panel to dissipate heat from cards with on-board fans
  • Retractable carry handle to easily transport the device
  • No tools required for installation of PCIe card

4 lane PCI Express 3.0 compliant interface

akitio node pro interface

Supports PCIe Gen3 x4 cards

The PCIe (x16) slot accepts full-length, full-height, double-width cards and provides a maximum of 75W. The four PCIe Gen3 lanes and the Thunderbolt 3 interface are capable of transfer rates up to 40Gbps, providing enough bandwidth for both the internal PCIe card as well as any additional Thunderbolt devices in the daisy chain.

Two Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) connectors with Power Delivery (PD)

akitio node pro detailed view

Power Delivery (60W)

The reversible USB Type-C (USB-C) connector enhances ease of use for connecting devices with a focus on minimizing user confusion for plug and cable orientation. The Node Pro also supports power delivery (PD) over USB-C, providing up to 3A at 5V, 9V, 15V, 20V with a maximum of 60W of power to compatible laptops like the MacBook Pro (late 2016) that support charging through the USB-C cable. This allows you to recharge your battery even though the laptop is not plugged into any other power source.

Active cooling with large mesh panel

akitio node pro airflow

PSU fan

The fan for the power supply turns on and off automatically when needed.

Case fan

The large fan at the bottom of the case pulls out the hot air from inside the enclosure, keeping the the PCIe card cool during long hours of operation.

Mesh panel

The mesh panel provides fresh air to keep the PCIe card cool and depending on the on-board fan of the PCIe card, can be used for air intake or exhaust.

Thunderbolt connectivity

akitio node pro connectivity

Thunderbolt™ 3

Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power to bus-powered devices.

The Node Pro has two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The second port operates the same as a Thunderbolt 3 computer port by supporting Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy-chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.


The dedicated DisplayPort connector makes it easy to connect an additional monitor to extend your workspace. This video output capability requires a Thunderbolt 3 connection to the computer and will free up the second Thunderbolt 3 port for Thunderbolt 3 (up to 5 daisy-chained), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and DisplayPort devices.

Node Pro

  • T3NP-T3DIY-AKTU (without PCIe card)

  • CE

  • FCC

  • VCCI

  • BSMI

  • RCM

  • Thunderbolt™ technology

  • 2-year limited warranty

  • SECC sheet metal

  • 1 x PCIe card (see compatibility chart)

  • Supports full-length (max 12.59 in / 32 cm), full-height (max 6.69 in / 17 cm) and double-width (max 2.5 slots) cards

  • PCIe (x16 mechanical) slot provides a maximum of 75W but additional power can be supplied to the PCIe card by connecting a pair of 8-pin (6+2) PCIe connectors (max 400W)

  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) ports supporting power delivery (PD) up to 3A at 5V, 9V, 15V, 20V with a maximum of 60W

  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2

  • 1 x PCIe slot (x16 mechanical) with 4 lane PCI Express 3.0 interface (x4 electrical)

  • Thunderbolt 3 up to 40 Gbps

  • DisplayPort 1.2 (4K at 60 Hz)

  • Windows 10 (64-bit)

  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port

  • macOS 10.12.4 and later

  • Computer with Thunderbolt™ 3 port

  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C

  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C

  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)

  • Internal power supply (CE, FCC, CB, cUL, UL, TUV, CCC approved)

  • Input: AC 100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz

  • Output: DC +12V/42A

  • 23 dB(A)

  • 14.06 inches x 5.31 inches x 10.47 inches

  • 35.7 cm x 13.5 cm x 26.6 cm

  • Node Pro with built-in 500W PSU

  • Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable

  • Setup guide

  • Retail Box Size: 18.5 x 8.74 x 14.17 in. (47 x 22.2 x 36 cm)

  • Carton Size (3pcs per carton): 25.1 x 18.5 x 14.5 in. (63.8 x 47 x 36.8 cm)

  • Gross Weight: 4.6 kg (retail box), 15.5 kg (carton)

  • PCIe card (driver) must be compatible with requirements for Thunderbolt technology (e.g. hot-plug support, recovery from sleep).

  • The DisplayPort does not support DP++. When using a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, make sure to use an active adapter.

  • This product has components or design elements that are patented (patent number 4176304).

egpu it

Akitio Node Pro non è un prodotto tra i più economici ma pensiamo che valga il suo prezzo sopratutto confrontato ad altri prodotti, con un Hub USB-C è possibile avere tante porte. In italia è disponibile presso vari canali tra cui Amazon e Play Informatica. Read More...

Merlo Riccardo - (January 6, 2019)

Once I slipped my Radeon RX 580 into an Akitio Node Pro chassis and tightened the screws, all I really needed to do was plug the Thunderbolt 3 cable into my MacBook Pro. Within seconds, an icon resembling a processor popped up on the Mac's top menu bar, showing that the Radeon RX 580 was, in fact, working. Read More...

Leif Johnson - Macworld (April 20, 2018)

Il mio giudizio sul prodotto è eccellente, già solo i sistemi di apertura e cambio scheda rendono giustizia alla cura per la qualità e i dettagli che distingue AKiTiO. Read More...

Maurizio Natali - SaggiaMente (April 3, 2018)

Using the Akitio Node Pro, I get excellent performance from my graphics card. In conclusion, I genuinely like the Akitio Node Pro as my MacBook pro egpu. If you are Mac or PC user, and you care about quality and design, I would 100% recommend the Akitio Node Pro to you.

Ehsan Shabahang - AtReef (March 30, 2018)

While professionals may be using a variety of different PCI Express cards with the AKiTiO Node Pro, many gaming enthusiasts will look to use it to add external graphics cards to the Mac and PC despite the product not being marketed as an external GPU solution. Read More...

GTrusted (March 18, 2018)
provideo coalition

The Node Pro is an elegantly designed unit that makes hardware nerds happy. There’s a ton of attention to detail in what is essentially a metal box that holds a GPU socket, power supply and fan. Read More...

Eric Escobar - ProVideo Coalition (March 13, 2018)

The Node Pro is in essence the evolution of the most versatile Thunderbolt 3 enclosure we could ask for. It is the jack of all trades when it comes to Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expandability. Read More...

Truong Nguyen - (February 12, 2018)
Franklin Reid

I think for it's $359.99 price tag, it checks all the boxes, at least for me and it's probably one of the best external graphics card enclosures I have ever used. Read More...

Franklin Reid (February 9, 2018)

The addition of the extra Thunderbolt 3 port and DisplayPort connection are significant enhancements, but the biggest overall enhancement to the unit is with its fit and finish. The Node Pro is much more refined, and easier to maintain with its easy to access enclosure, tool-less GPU installation, carry handle, and aluminum finish. Read More...

Jeff Benjamin - 9TO5MAC (January 8, 2018)



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