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You official have the biggest starbucks peen imagine taking your laptop out .. then whipping a 580 out haha talk about "jelly"
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post #22 of 57
Did you post this in your build thread a while ago? I could be confusing you with someone else though.
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post #23 of 57
That's definitely in the top 3 most awesome things I've ever seen
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post #24 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamkatt View Post
You official have the biggest starbucks peen imagine taking your laptop out .. then whipping a 580 out haha talk about "jelly"
Except you'd then also be pulling out a monitor as well

These set ups are meant as a docking station style for at home, that 580 doesn't send a signal to the laptop's lcd.
     
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no sli?
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post #26 of 57
Excellent! I'm glad someone did this.

A certain ASUS spoke empty promises of a similar device by the name of ASUS ROG XG Station. I despise them to this day for teasing me so.
     
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post #27 of 57
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Originally Posted by Pao View Post
Except you'd then also be pulling out a monitor as well

These set ups are meant as a docking station style for at home, that 580 doesn't send a signal to the laptop's lcd.
Actually it does render to the laptop LCD too, though you loose a little bit of performance.

With the Nvidia Optimus mobile drivers you get about 60% of the performance from the GTX580 because its on a x1 slot using Optimus compression to get about x2 performance. This is still way faster than the onboard GT330M.

The sweet spot with this setup is a 560TI.
Im only using the GTX580 because I have 4 of them here waiting for water blocks for my main system rebuild.
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post #28 of 57
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$85US

Everything you need to know is here...
http://forum.notebookreview.com/gami...periences.html

WARNING its not a simple plug n play affair. You have to do a fair bit of driver hacking and bios hacking to get it to work for some systems, particularly for the Vaio Z because of it's gay Hybrid graphics and Sony's slack video driver support!

For those wondering what real world performance is like.

In Crysis 2 DX11 Ultra pak @ 1920x1080 I get min 24fps avg 35fps outdoors and 50FPS indoors. Compared with the GT330M struggling to do 20FPS on lowest settings @ 1600x900!

My favourite flight sim gets 50FPS compared to 3FPS with the GT330M.

18K Vantage compared to a desktop GTX580 @ 24k.
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post #29 of 57
I'm seriously considering getting a few of these. Would be nice to hook up a few cards lying around for some F@H action

Btw, that's great performance, even if the 580 isn't at peak power. But you know that means lower power usage, and you don't have to ramp up the fan as much!
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post #30 of 57
is that even legal!?
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