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OWC Mercury Helios FX 650 with Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5

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Product code: OWCHELFX6RX580

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8GB 256bit GDDR5 VR Ready AMD graphics card, paired with a cool, quiet Thunderbolt 3 eGPU.

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Mercury Helios FX 650 
with Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5

Mac / Windows
 
Thunderbolt 3 External Radeon RX 580 GPU
Your Mac or Windows PC Will Never Be the Same Again
 
Transform MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini, iMac, or any Thunderbolt 3 equipped PC into a high-end graphics processing workstation. The OWC Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU comes ready perform with an 8GB high-end Radeon RX 580 GPU that utilizes 36 compute units to deliver up to a whopping 6.2 TFLOPs of performance. With support built into the latest macOS and Windows 10, adding this processing power is as simple as plugging the Mercury Helios FX 650 into your computer's Thunderbolt 3 port.
Sheer Performance Numbers
The Helios FX 650 delivers where it matters most.
  • Up to 3.2x faster performance with 2018 MacBook Pro
  • Up to 5.2x faster performance with 2018 MacBook Air
  • Up to 5.4x faster performance with 2018 Mac mini
(Metal and/or Open CL GPU performance with Radeon RX 580 GPU)
Work Faster. Play Faster.
Modern software and operating systems utilize the massive power housed in the GPU to enhance the performance that spans nearly everything you do. And nowhere is GPU realized more than with graphics intensive programs, video editing suites and VR/AR software. With the graphics processing power capabilities Radeon RX 580, experience shorter rendering times and faster effects operations with Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Avid, Adobe, and other video suites. 

All that extra speed empowers you to iterate and experiment more. Allowing you to push that latest edit to the next level, or journey on a different path to see where it takes your creative vision. 

When you need to take a break from work, the same horsepower delivers incredible gaming graphics and higher FPS at higher resolutions. With full support for Apple Metal as well as OpenGL/CL, there's no limit to what you can accomplish and experience.
Look Elsewhere for Planned Obsolescence
Unlike other eGPUs, the Helios FX 650 is upgradeable. When the time comes for a better GPU, we made upgrading super simple so you can reuse your investment for years to come. That's better for you, and produces much less e-waste. The high power capabilities will let you run the demanding GPUs of today and tomorrow. The chassis is made of recyclable materials as well, which makes the Helios FX 650 the smart upgradeable and recyclable choice.
Designed for Excellence
Keeping this much graphics processing power cool and quiet is a tall order, but Mercury Helios FX delivers. With a large variable speed, temperature-controlled fan, the Mercury Helios FX plays nicely even in the most noise-sensitive environments. Minimal noise is only part of the equation. Reducing the number of cables going into your computer combines to create a clean and distraction free workspace. The Mercury Helios FX provides up to 100W of power to a connected notebook computer, freeing up a Thunderbolt 3 port and letting you keep your power adapter in your bag for life on the move.
Turbo Boost Even the Latest Models
The latest computer models, even those with discrete GPUs, can experience a performance boost with the Mercury Helios FX 650. With more dedicated memory, more processing cores, and higher clock speeds, this external GPU can take your computer further.
 
Highlights
  • Massive GPU performance
  • Enhance VR, AR, 3D and video workflows
  • Elevate gaming performance
  • Mac and Windows PC compatible
  • macOS 10.13.x and later plug 'n play, enjoy 10.14.x "Mojave" optimizations
  • Exceed AVID Media Composer system requirements
  • HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI connectivity
  • Utilize multiple displays
  • For desktops and notebooks – even powers/charges notebooks up to 100W!
  • Thunderbolt cable included
  • Helios FX: 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty
  • Radeon RX 580: 

 

Includes

 

  • Mercury Helios FX Expansion Chassis
    • (1) Thunderbolt 3 cable (40Gbps)
    • (2) 6+2 pin internal power cables for GPUs requiring 6 or 8-pin power
    • (1) Power cable
    • Quick start guide
    • GPU Compatibility (download only)
  • Radeon RX 580 graphics card
    • (1) Graphics card quick guide
    • (1) Driver CD

 

This product is compatible with...Click here to find your Mac's model ID
Mac mini 2018
Mac mini (Late 2018)
(November, 2018)
Model ID: Macmini8,1
3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac Pro
(27-inch Late 2017)
(December 2017)
Model ID: iMacPro1,1
3.2GHz 8-core, 3.0GHz 10-core, 2.3GHz 14-core, 2.5GHz 18-core
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Early 2019)
(March 2019)
Model ID: iMac19,1
3.0GHz i5, 3.1GHz i5, 3.7GHz i5, 3.6GHz i9
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 4K display
(21.5-inch Early 2019)
(March 2019)
Model ID:iMac19,2
3.6GHz i3, 3.0GHz i5, 3.2GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 5K display
(27-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,3
3.4GHz i5, 3.5GHz i5, 3.8GHz i5, 4.2GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac w/Retina 4K display
(21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,2
3.0GHz i5, 3.4GHz i5, 3.6GHz i7
iMac Intel
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2017)
(June 2017)
Model ID:iMac18,1
2.3GHz i5
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(May, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,3
2.6GHz i7, 2.3GHz i9, 2.4GHz i9
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(July, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,4
1.4GHz i5, 1.7GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2019)
(May, 2019)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,2
2.4GHz i5, 2.8GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,1
2.2GHz i7, 2.6GHz i7, 2.9GHz i9
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2018)
(July, 2018)
Model ID: MacBookPro15,2
2.3GHz i5, 2.7GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina w/ Touch Bar
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,3
2.8GHz i7, 2.9GHz i7, 3.1GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,2
3.1GHz i5, 3.3GHz i5, 3.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Mid 2017)
(June, 2017)
Model ID: MacBookPro14,1
2.3GHz i5, 2.5GHz i7
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (15-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,3
2.6GHz, 2.7GHz, 2.9GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Touch Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,2
2.9GHz, 3.1GHz, 3.3GHz
MacBook Pro Retina
MacBook Pro (13-inch Retina display Late 2016)
(October, 2016)
Model ID: MacBookPro13,1
2.0GHz, 2.4GHz
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2019)
(July 2019)
Model ID: MacBookAir8,2
1.6GHz i5
MacBook Air
MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2018)
(November 2018)
Model ID: MacBookAir8.1
1.6GHz i5

 

Mercury Helios FX 650 Specifications:

Manufacturer Part Number

  • OWCHELIOSFX650

Mac OS Compatibility

  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave

PC OS Compatibility

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2016

Other Requirements

  • Mac: requires macOS 10.13.4 or later
  • PC: requires Windows 10 64-bit v1709 or later

Color

  • Black

Output Connection

  • Thunderbolt 3

Chipset

  • Intel Alpine Ridge

Certifications

  • CE
  • FCC

Power

  • 10A, 50-60Hz, 100-240V

Ambient Temperature

  • Operating: 32°F to 95°F (0°C to 35°C)

Dimensions

  • Height: 20.0 cm (7.9 in)
  • Length: 34.0 cm (13.4 in)
  • Width: 18.5 cm (7.3 in)

Weight

  • 3200.0 g (7.05 lbs)
 

Radeon RX 580 Specifications:

Manufacturer Part Number

  • RX-580P828D6

System Requirements

  • 500W Power Supply

Interface

  • PCIe x16

Ports 1

  • (1) HDMI
  • (3) DisplayPort
  • (1) Dual-Link DVI-D

GPU

  • 1386 MHz Core Clock
  • 1405 OC+ Clock (MHz)
  • 14 nm Chip
  • 2304 Stream Processors

Video Memory

  • 8GB Size
  • 256-bit GDDR5
  • 8000 MHz Effective

Resolution

  • DisplayPort 1.4: 4096 x 2160 maximum resolution per display
  • Dual-link DVI: 2560 x 1600 maximum resolution
  • HDMI 2.0b: 4096 x 2160 maximum resolution

Dimensions

  • Height: 27.0 cm (10.6 in)
  • Length: 12.4 cm (4.9 in)
  • Width: 4.0 cm (1.6 in)
 
1. Audio output through HDMI or DisplayPort will not work in a Mac. For PC, use HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort for best audio quality.Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n HELFX6RX580
 

Additional Information

Colour Black
Capacity No
RPM No
Number of Bays/Drives No
Type No
Model Identifier No
Connection Thunderbolt 3 (40Gb/s)
Form Factor No
Manufacturer OWC
Manufacturer P/N OWCHELFX6RX580
UPC N/A

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