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yea didnt know this was possible either. but my cousin did some research and bought this kit. than went to microcenter and grab a 580 and bam got it to work. took many hour for it took work properly.

but he tested his 580 on 3dmark11 on 720p and only got a score around P34xx
im guessing its NOT using the full potential of this gpu since its like a external.
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Link?
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W8 wat.

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It looks like it's using usb to connect to the laptop... That would be the bottleneck in this equation.
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http://www.harmonicinversion.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&category_id=15&product_id=191&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=9

this is where he bought it from.

is there any software where we can test to see if we are using 100% of the gpu.
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Everest Ultimate tells me my gpu usage. But I also think Evga Precision Tool will as well.
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post #7 of 17
I guess the CPU would bottleneck it quite a lot since laptop hardware generally sux compared to desktop. Seems like he wasted his money.
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post #8 of 17
Cool experiment!
(even if on an alienware lappy rolleyes.gif )
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by KusH;12945029 
It looks like it's using usb to connect to the laptop... That would be the bottleneck in this equation.
It is an ExpressCard slot. Bandwidth is limited to around 2.5 to 4.8 Gbit/s. Compare that with AGP 4x which has just 8.5 Gbit/s of bandwidth so a 580 is going to be bottlenecked.

PCI-e 2.0 8x has 32Gbit/s and PCI-e 2.0 16x has 64Gbit/s of bandwidth.
post #10 of 17
I assume it still works better than the on-board gpu?
    
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