OWC has launched Mercury Helios FX 650, an external GPU (eGPU) chassis compatible with macOS and Windows computers with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. As with the Blackmagic eGPU and similar models, the new Mercury Helios FX 650 enables professionals to increase the graphics processing power of their desktop or laptop computers.

The Helios FX 650, which is made from recyclable materials, features a large temperature-controlled fan with variable speed support, the promise of quiet operation, an upgraded 650w power supply capable of providing 100w charging power to a connected computer, and support for most Thunderbolt-compatible GPUs.

The new OWC eGPU weighs 3kg / 7lbs and measures 20 x 34 x 18.5cm 7.9 x 13.4 x 7.3in. Unlike select competing models that have built-in GPUs and sealed designs, the Mercury Helios 650 can be upgraded to newer, faster GPUs in the future to meet evolving needs. The eGPU chassis is available now from MacSales for $399 USD.