Zotac has unveiled two brand new products in the form of external Thunderbolt 3 enclosures. These are the AMP Box and AMP Box Mini; both of which are made to “supercharge” one’s Thunderbolt 3-compatible systems in terms of graphics horsepower and are also compatible with NVMe PCIe SSDs as well (AMP Box).
In terms of looks, Zotac has gone with the “minimalistic” approach in designing its Thunderbolt 3 enclosures. The Zotac AMP Box Mini for example, looks somewhat like a “normal” black box with holes for air to pass through. The larger AMP Box, on the other hand, comes in a black and white casing and it features a small window on its side for consumers to see their beastly graphics card operating inside.
When it comes to specifications, Zotac has mentioned that both the AMP Box and AMP Box Mini enclosures are compatible with two-slot thick graphics cards. The AMP Box, being the larger of the two, can be equipped with a GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, while the smaller AMP Box Mini is compatible with a GTX 1060. As mentioned earlier, NVMe PCIe SSDs are also supported on the AMP Box.
Dimensions-wise, the AMP Box Mini measures in at 7.2 x 9 x 3.9 inches and it weighs around 850 grams. Oddly, measurements and weight of the AMP Box was not given, but it’s probably safe to assume that it’s slightly larger and weighs a bit more. Local pricing and date of availability was not mentioned at the time of writing.