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Heres a review article of a monitor that works through the USB port w/o requiring a graphics card!

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Although USB connectors in monitors appeared many years ago, they have performed only secondary functions all this time. However, now Samsung Company offered an LCD monitor that is connected to the PC via the USB bus and can work without a graphics card. Read more in our exclusive review!
Its a nice Idea but I still prefer the good ol' graphics card

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http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/oth...g-sm940ux.html
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Wouldn't that mean all graphics are done by the CPU? And all GFX memory is shared mem? Kind of pointless IMO..
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they say its not too bad, i doubt thats true. but its good for showcasing i guess.. or i dont know why you would ever want to do something like this.. lol
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Its really not meant for anything 3d as it does not have any acceleration. It would be for office only use.
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Well it would be a nice second monitor solution for a computer running sli.
    
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This was posted long before you joined Still an interesting concept though
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This was posted long before you joined Still an interesting concept though
I bet a review wansn't posted of the actual monitor foo'
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post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Ragnarok View Post
Wouldn't that mean all graphics are done by the CPU? And all GFX memory is shared mem? Kind of pointless IMO..

Exactly... CPU does the graphics work... kinda like an integrated GFX card...

This is meant for business people that need multi-monitor solutions... pointless for you but probably godly for some crazy spreadsheets person that have like 8 monitors and all of them filled with numbers
    
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It would be cool if they could make like a 10in screen like this for extra bits and stuff. When your playing games and stuff then you can still chat and read your emails or rss.
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Wouldn't that mean all graphics are done by the CPU? And all GFX memory is shared mem? Kind of pointless IMO..
No, that's not how it works at all. There have been USB graphics cards before, for the purposes of having a secondary monitor for 2D work, but they're whole graphics cards, a Gpu + memory and such, and this is built the same way. Do you have any idea how slow this would be if the CPU had to do the processing and the RAM had to be shared? , USB has horrible overhead, so that much data transfer isn't even possible. It's a Monitor with it's own Miniature GPU that works on a USB interface. I'd say there's a LOT of uses for this; Diagnostics (very big help there), Low-power systems (embedded type of thing), and various other things. Assuming that these are relatively inexpensive to manufacture, it could very well become a GPU replacement for 2D only users.

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Originally Posted by Turnoz View Post
Exactly... CPU does the graphics work... kinda like an integrated GFX card...

This is meant for business people that need multi-monitor solutions... pointless for you but probably godly for some crazy spreadsheets person that have like 8 monitors and all of them filled with numbers
Read the above. By the way, Integrated graphics cards are GPU's integrated into the chipset, they require 0 CPU time for graphics. People need to check their info before they go spreading invalid information.
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