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Bumping for ppl who didn't see it yet! smile.gif
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This would be great for lan parties, or simply just a home docking station. I may invest in the future...

Actually, scratch that. My gpu is soldered to the board and my only mini pcie slot is occupied by my intel wifi 1000.

Still a cool idea regardless.
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I hope theres a Vidock for 6990 biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodysb2;13033353 
I hope theres a Vidock for 6990 biggrin.gif

you could
but it would be massively bottlenecked by the PCIE bandwidth which essentially runs at a 1x connection speed IIRC
post #65 of 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Pie;13033827 
you could
but it would be massively bottlenecked by the PCIE bandwidth which essentially runs at a 1x connection speed IIRC

Although if you were folding, it'd run full speed.
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Pros:
Significantly increase gaming and folding performance of a laptop
Cons:
Typically limited to PCI-E x1 bandwidth. In rare cases up to x4 is possible. This effects gaming performance, but may have a further detriment to GPU folding.
Limits portability
CPU bottleneck
Requires an external monitor
A DIY vidock isn't very visually appealing, but is considerably more economical than the Vidock 4.

For somebody that hasn't already invested in a desktop computer, this can be a great solution for medium gaming.
post #67 of 110
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Originally Posted by GoTMaXPoWeR;13033878 
Although if you were folding, it'd run full speed.

I was wondering about that honestly. I guess it has to do with how much work can be loaded in the ram of the video card?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic;13035480 
I was wondering about that honestly. I guess it has to do with how much work can be loaded in the ram of the video card?

ram has very little to do with folding, you shader count/speed is all that it really cares about.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Heedehcheenuh;13017955 
Now they make something of some good after I order a new laptop.

Uhh... This is old tech. ViDock has been around for years (It's a wonder really, why they haven't gone out of business yet) and you can make your own version which is way better: http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/418851-diy-vidock-experiences.html
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This is news to me. And boy do I want. I was looking into building a new rig but cant justify the money since I mainly do console gaming. But every now and then, I want to play something on the lappy and just can't at the graphical level that I would love to. I'm a big GFWL gamer (I know, I Know) since it ties into my gamercard so this would be great even if it's the DIY route to get that extra umph I need to play games at the level I would like. Now the question is, I know there are games that come to mind the need a quad (GTA IV or will it work with the new card?) but idealy what card would be best for my sig below without bottlenecking and what would I need to get if DIY or which ViDock?

Thanks.
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