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If I wanted wireless, then I would get a laptop. Especially at that price for a wireless GTX 460, might as well go for a band new laptop. But for those who want a wireless bulky desktop, I guess this is right up their alley.
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post #72 of 80
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Originally Posted by urgrandpasdog View Post
TBH its silly. Some things just don't need to be wireless.
It sure would cut down on the giant tube of cables going to my tv...

If everything (including my consoles) had "wireless GPUs" in them it'd take 3 cables out of the equation and cut down on the rats nest going everywhere.



I wouldn't use it until wireless matured and there was no delay at all, no interference, etc but we'll get there eventually. No need to bash a decent technology.
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its a step towards completely wireless, i mean once they manage to do wireless power (which they have just not exactly practical yet) this will be great for a completely wireless pc!
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its a step towards completely wireless, i mean once they manage to do wireless power (which they have just not exactly practical yet) this will be great for a completely wireless pc!
Thiiiiiissss.. It isn't "Wireless" but there are no plugs. When I worked at Bestbuy we sold LOADS of those wireless charging pads for ipods / phones / handheld systems. I ended up buying one for my 360 controllers and another for iPod / cellphone.. Completely genius, I love them
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Anything that removes some of that wire mess is good.
This!

I always clean up the mess of spaghetti strings behind my desk but just 3 months later it's a mess again. And again. And again. And again...

Big reason I'm looking in to building a HTPC out of my old rig. Combine all that crap I got into one machine and cuts down the spaghetti mess into just a couple of wires. ALL for it!

Not $500 though! Make a HD 5450 for $100-150 and I'd be for it. Make a HD 6850 for $250 and I'd be for it. GTX 260 for $250, yes. Not no $500, ugh. People who buy this for $500 would probably be the same people who bought 980X to game or browse web on.
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a full PC system with no wires at all? :O
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I think the real application is in connecting between a computer (like a laptop) and projector or big screen, in order to do presentations. They would be useful in schools and conference centers.

At home, yeah, have a monitor in another room, like the kitchen, where if I want to listen to some other tune, I have to run off to another room to do that. Oh, I could have a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse - but for the cost, I could just have some old PC do the task, because for basics, PCs are a dime a dozen. Or I could just stick with the tried and trusted Sony shortwave set that is already in the kitchen.

Wireless monitors could be embarassing if ma and pa tune in and see the pron little Johnny is watching...
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a full PC system with no wires at all? :O
We already have that, it's called an iMac (if you allow for a single power cable). Otherwise, any number of laptops, netbooks, desktop replacements, and notebooks would fit the bill.

I don't see a few cables being all that oppressive. Now, if the back of your PC is solid with cables, and looks like some kind of trunk system router, that's another story.
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We already have that, it's called an iMac (if you allow for a single power cable). Otherwise, any number of laptops, netbooks, desktop replacements, and notebooks would fit the bill.

I don't see a few cables being all that oppressive. Now, if the back of your PC is solid with cables, and looks like some kind of trunk system router, that's another story.
I think he was refering to interal cables, but i could be wrong.
post #80 of 80
I remember seeing pictures posted a while back of this card, nice to see it wasn't scrapped.

As someone mentioned above, the main benefit I can see is the fact it supports a high resolution over the wireless connection unlike a lot of 3rd party attachments.
    
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