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I saw something like this a long time ago. They had an external box with a PCI-E video card in it. It connected via USB to the laptop. Do they sell these?
Would be nice for the laptop I'm on.
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this? http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by drewfus View Post
Nope, the one I'm thinking of you can actually swap out the video card. That one looks like a box with an integrated gpu.
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Was it this one? AMD is also making one.

Edit: nvm. It is through the expresscard slot.
    
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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post
Was it this one? AMD is also making one.

Edit: nvm. It is through the expresscard slot.
Looks a bit nicer then the one I saw but looks to be the same idea. Is anything like this for sale yet?
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post #7 of 14
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Yeah I think that's the one I saw, I wonder if that got scrapped...
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post #8 of 14
yea it was 2 years ago probly so
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
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Yeah I think that's the one I saw, I wonder if that got scrapped...
Nope, it kinda got updated and was announced a few days ago. The problem with USB is bandwidth. So, using it's partnership with AMD, they are building into the new AMD Puma platforms a chip that allows XGP (external graphics port). Basically a external pci-e connection standard.

http://ati.amd.com/technology/xgp/xg...logy_brief.pdf


Don't know when it will hit the shelves or cost yet...........
Asus had something similar they announced last year, but I've never seen it beyond a paper launch.
    
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Yeah I hope laptops start supporting this in the future regularly.
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