Originally Posted by danilon62
Why would you use a 290X on a lappy? Sounds a bit weird, Its more than 20% loose refering to a normal 290x, why don´t you get a normal tower like a Bitfenix prodigy? Will be much powerful for less money, just a suggestion, as Im very poor now to buy that such beast, but if you have a lot of money go for it, but it isnt a good value for the money
ALSO, will the lappy battery be enought to power that, I mean, if you load the lappy while you game, it will still uncharge lol
No offence at all but please tell me you didnt really just say that.
No one games on a laptop with just battery power, and the laptop wouldnt be powering the GPU.
Its called an "eGPU" EXTERNAL Graphics Processing Unit.
Its a certainly better "value" over building a completely new system with the requirements i ask of a desktop.
Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever
Fran, just make a desktop, that will be FAR more upgradeable than any laptop.
I already have a powerful CPU, RAM, SSD+HDD system, the GPU is powerful but an eGPU would just allow all that much more power. an eGPU can be disconnected and the laptop taken where ever the user pleases, not compromising the laptops mobility(just need a wireless adaptor because laptops have a wifi card usually in the mPCIE slot.
And my laptop's mPCIE slot might actually be a 3.0 lane, because it is the 2nd lane, which 2 lanes on HM77+ivybridge are 3.0, and the first one is the MXM Slot.
Both of you have made massive assumptions about a laptop system and its capabilities. An eGPU is a more "value" path for me considering the already powerful 4ghz CPU, 1866mhz RAM, i already have.
To get a new desktop i would have to put quite a bit more money into hardware than over modding for an eGPU which would allow me the freedom of a mobile system, while still maintaining a home base where the system would have a capable graphics solution for the 4800x900.
Don't tell me to "build a desktop" when thats not what I asked. I didnt ask "should i build a desktop" I asked which card would be more likely to match the required power via the equation.
I asked how you thought the R290X would perform, not "should I build a desktop?" Its not about what you think i should build off of your quickly made assumptions.
A GTX Titan eGPU paired with a 3740QM at 2.7ghz(Turbo boost brings it to around 3.7ghz) CPU, scored X4957.
Me I'm pushing 4.08ghz on the same CPU, have a capable system that supports eGPU standards.
I've done an extensive amount of research into this, I am WELL AWARE of the limitations cost and issue associated with eGPU operation. and contrary to your opinion, the fact of the matter is that for my situation an eGPU is a better option than a whole new desktop which would cost significantly more.
please dont make unwarranted suggestions, because neither were applicable to the questions I asked.Edited by FranBunnyFFXII - 10/8/13 at 10:06am