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So it looks like if you have a laptop with EC 2 your set!

Well, I'm not sure if core i5 is enough. But even it is - you have so many cables on your desk, and psu.

I should opt for gaming desktop but I hate noise they generate and fact, that you can't take them with you. Or maybe I'll make new thread and require advice for choosing silent hardware....
Edited by truly - 4/13/11 at 1:07pm
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Well, I'm not sure if core i5 is enough. But even it is - you have so many cables on your desk, and psu.

I should opt for gaming desktop but I hate noise they generate and fact, that you can't take them with you. Or maybe I'll make new thread and require advice for choosing silent hardware....
I would guess that it really depends on your i5. I could most likely guess that the i7 processor in my ASUS laptop would probably not bottleneck a decent graphics card like a GTX 460, and I know there are a few of the high end laptop i5's that bench pretty close to my lowest end i7. I can play BC2 with my 5730M pretty well and its definitely the GPU getting blasted not the CPU when you monitor their usage.
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post #93 of 110
ATI did this themselves a while back (look up ATI XGP), they ran into problems of the express card only having 1 PCI-e lane. You would probably only be able to run a mid-low end card on this.
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wat, do want would be a million times better than my laptops intel HD
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I can totally see someone on OCN buying a laptop with the fastest Sandy Bridge CPU, this adapter, and a 590 and gaming on it... XD
     
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Um, my laptop doesnt have an expresscard slot, but will it work with a usb to expesscard adapter?
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Um, my laptop doesnt have an expresscard slot, but will it work with a usb to expesscard adapter?

There's a USB version IIRC.
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Um, i am going to sound like more of an idiot, but what does IIRC mean? and also, will these adapters be compatible with the GTX 600 series when it comes out?
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Um, i am going to sound like more of an idiot, but what does IIRC mean? and also, will these adapters be compatible with the GTX 600 series when it comes out?

IIRC = If I remember correctly.

This should be compatible with any PCIe graphics card. SHOULD being the key word. Problem is bandwidth, it would be a terrible idea to put a 590 or 6990 in one of these for instance, because you wouldn't get full performance out of it. better to use a mid-range card, because it would still be way more powerful than a laptop graphics card, but bandwidth would be less of an issue.
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Um, my laptop doesnt have an expresscard slot, but will it work with a usb to expesscard adapter?

That is a terrible idea. USB has less bandwidth than expresscard, you would get TERRIBLE performance.
"480 Mbit/s (USB mode) and 2.5 Gbit/s (PCI Express mode)"
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Ok, i really cant use one of these on my g74? Oh, and i have a USB 3.0, which can transfer at 5 Gbits/s.
Edited by Basilob - 1/10/12 at 11:29am
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