Cubix Xpander Desktop Elite

Configure Your Cubix Xpander Desktop Elite

  • Ideal for Rendering and Color Grading

    For demanding rendering and color grading workloads, we carry the Cubix Xpander Desktop Elite series expansion chassis ideal for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB, 1080 8GB, 1080Ti 11GB or Titan Xp 12GB GPUs. The most popular in the series, Xpander Desktop Elite, Gen 3 - 1500w, expands one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot in the Apple Mac Pro tower - Model 5,1 into four dual-slot PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for actively cooled cards. The 1200w model also available for a mixture of GPUs and specialty hardware cards. We also carry the 8 and 16 GPU model for a grid computing solution.

    The Cubix Xpander Desktop also supports specialty PCIe cards including:

    Product Details:

    • Adds multiple graphics cards to your 2009-2012 Apple Mac Pro
    • Supports 4x Double Width Gen3 PCI Express 16-channel Slots
    • Includes PCIe Gen3 x16 Host Interface Card (HIC)
    • Auto-Ranging Power Supply & Variable Speed Exhaust System (1200w or 1500w depending on card selection)
    • No cooling required from host computer

  • Slot 1

    Slot 2

    Slot 3

    Slot 4

    The Mac operating system supports up to four graphics cards. One graphics card must be installed inside the Mac Pro for the operating system interface allowing three remaining externally. This 4th slot can remain empty or occupied by a NVMe M.2 flash storage drive for cache/footage/sessions or a specialty card such as a Blackmagic Decklink / Kona / Red Rocket / AVID HDX / UAD Accelerator / etc.

    Power Supply

    Cubix offers 1200w, 1500w, and 1600w power supply options for the Cubix Desktop Xpander. The 1500w and 1600w are only necessary for powering four high-performance graphics cards. Since the Mac operating system supports only three graphics cards externally, the 1200w power supply will be ample for any above configuration. All specialty audio/video accelerators and video capture/expansion cards consume minimal power, so the 1200w for these solutions as well.

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    $ 3,250
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New: Purchased new from an Apple authorized dealer. Never used.

Refurb Grade A: Pre-owned. Inspected, cleaned, tested, and upgraded. Excellent cosmetic condition. Might have a small scratch or scuff, but overall looks great.

Refurb Grade B: Pre-owned. Inspected, cleaned, tested, and upgraded. Good cosmetic condition. No bends, dents, or dings. Will have light scratches and/or scuffs. Nothing severe. We do not purchase units that are in poor cosmetic condition.