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[amd&intel] AMD launches external graphics card box

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AMD used the Computex show in Taipei this week to propose XGP - eXternal Graphics Platform, a slimline box you connect your GPU-lite laptop to when you need more graphics horsepower.

Fujitsu Siemens (FSC) was on hand to demo the concept with its Amilo GraphicBooster, an AppleTV-like unit with an AMD ATI Radeon HD 3870 GPU built in and hooked up to 512GB of GDDR 3 memory. The box can drive four displays simultaneously, the company claimed.
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512GB of memory?????

I hope thats a typo as that will be enough memory to power more than one laptop.
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Looks like a very innovative product.
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That's great news, but if that thing uses a USB port then it ain't much worth it....
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Hopefully FireWire 800 or even 1600
Then we´ll be talkin´!
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firewire 1600 ftw really. or maybe an external pci-e 8x/16x cord!
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That's great news, but if that thing uses a USB port then it ain't much worth it....
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Hopefully FireWire 800 or even 1600
Then we´ll be talkin´!
What I gather from the article is that AMD has a new connector for the device that they will be incorporating into the PUMA platform.

http://regmedia.co.uk/2008/06/06/amd_xgp_2.jpg
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What I gather from the article is that AMD has a new connector for the device that they will be incorporating into the PUMA platform.

http://regmedia.co.uk/2008/06/06/amd_xgp_2.jpg
I think that looks like the Expansion Port 3... i may be wrong...
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This is crazy, I just posted a thread about this kind of thing. I'd like it if I could swap out the GPU, but if the price is right this would be ideal for my situation right now. I'm on a laptop with crummy graphics and would like to play some games.
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FYI it uses a PCI-E 2.0 cable at 8x.
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