Introducing The Wolfe

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The long-standing problem with laptops and Macbooks is that they’re not good for gaming or graphically intensive tasks because the GPUs inside are not powerful enough. This is where The Wolfe comes in! The Wolfe (and WolfePro) is a mobile GPU powered by Nvidia’s GTX 950 (and GTX 970) GPU designed to provide more power to our portable computers.

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With the Wolfe Pro, your laptop is fully equipped to handle VR. For the first time, gamers, developers, and other professionals can use this technology without a desktop computer.

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The Wolfe outperforms consoles and most desktops, so you can play all the latest AAA games. And for enthusiasts, the Wolfe Pro allows you to play at the highest settings, without compromising performance.

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The Wolfe lets you create faster and more efficiently than ever. Enhance your CAD with super-smooth rendering and modeling, boost your performance in the Adobe Suite, or power any other GPU-accelerated application…

Boost tons of other applications

Any application that can benefit from GPU acceleration will receive a performance increase from the Wolfe. This includes CryptoCurrency mining, hardware accelerated programming, machine learning, AI, and simulation. Check out an in-depth list here. 

Thunderbolt equipped – Supercharge your laptop, old or new 

The Wolfe is compatible with Thunderbolt 1, 2, and 3, so you can use it on any Thunderbolt-enabled laptop. (NOTE: The Thunderbolt 2 Wolfe will ONLY be available to Kickstarter backers. Per the eGFX standard, Wolfepack, Inc. will only use TB 3 technology moving forward.)

Multiple Wolves – More wolves, even more power

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The number of wolves you can use is only limited by the number of Thunderbolt ports you have. With two ports and two wolves, you can see insane boosts in performance. However, the benefits of this feature are entirely dependent on the applications you use, so be sure to check for multi-GPU support (Industry multi-GPU support for gaming isn’t quite there yet).

On the go – Untie yourself from your desk

df7f8b5ca9009d89fc1e74c57592c4c0_originalThe Wolfe’s small form factor and its mobile power supply allows you to take it wherever you go. In your hotel room, at Starbucks, at home, at work – bring your Wolfepower with you.

Easy to use – Ready out of the box

Our Wolfe Manager software makes everything really simple. You just plug the Wolfe in, click ‘install’, and you’re ready to go. Kickstarter backers will receive a download key for free with the Wolfe.

Software features – Plug and play 

Aside from the one-click installer, the Wolfe Manager will enable internal display and GPU switching at launch. This means that you can choose which applications and games to run on the Wolfe, to manage your computers resources how you want.

Thunderbolt 3 users can expect updates such as Easy Eject, Hot Plugging, Elective Launch (choose a specific application to run with the Wolfe), and more. This is just the beginning for us, and as our community grows the software will continue to help more and more users get the most out of the Wolfe.

Specs

The Wolfe is a desktop GPU that can plug into your laptop. A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a computer chip that contains hundreds (or even thousands) of microprocessors, together capable of trillions of operations per second. This makes it makes far better than a standard computer chip (CPU) at things like gaming and 3D rendering.

  • The Wolfe contains an NVIDIA GTX 950 GPU – 768 cores operating at 1024MHz, for a peak compute power of 1.57 TeraFLOPS.
  • The Wolfe Pro runs on an NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU – 1664 cores operating at 1050MHz, for a peak compute power of 3.49 TeraFLOPS.

Physical:

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  • Length: 7.8 in (199.5 mm)
  • Width: 5.4 in (137.5 mm)
  • Height: 2.6 in (67.00 mm)
  • Weight (Wolfe): 2 lbs (908 g)
  • Weight (Wolfe Pro): 3.2 lbs (1464 g)
  • Material: Injection Molded PC-ABS

 

Wolfe Technical (Wolfe):

  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 950
  • I/O: 3x Displayport, 1x HDMI, 1x Thunderbolt
  • Power: 220 Watt Mobile PSU

Technical (Wolfe Pro):

  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 970
  • I/O: 3x Displayport, 1x HDMI, 1x Thunderbolt
  • Power: 220 Watt Mobile PSU

Packout:

  • Wolfe
  • QuickStart Guide (includes software key)
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • 220 Watt Mobile PSU

Check out the Wolfe on Kickstarter and get ready to shell out $399 to $599 for one of these mobile GPUs if you want one. They’re expected to start shipping in February 2017.

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