future external graphic card

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by maidos, Jan 9, 2010.

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  1. maidos

    maidos Newbie

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    well most laptop got pci slots and im wondering if the future wil be providing us an external graphic card where we ca n just slide it in the laptp if more users are buying gaming laptop?
     
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    FatManChan Notebook Evangelist

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    There's a couple threads on here with users attempting to make it themselves and I know ati has a device that does this
     
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    maidos Newbie

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    oh? do you possible have link for the ati device.. i would like to get that fpor my school presentation ol... it lags on my laptop whenever i use it to present my projects
     
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    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Search the forum, there are several threads on external GPUs (ViDock) for notebooks. There are current options that you can buy if you want a more powerful desktop GPU for your laptop but there are also several limitations (such as bandwidth and price).
     
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    Take a look at the DIY ViDock and ViDock 2. The technology may not be at the point that you want it, as you have to use an external monitor and a desktop PSU, but the card you will use will be generally far more powerful than a laptop GPU.

    If were talking Express Card GPU's, etc, then I think a dedicated laptop GPU will always be better. The cost of miniaturization will be quite a large amount, and the you would need a separate cooling system for the slot you are using.
     
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    User Retired 2 Notebook Nobel Laureate NBR Reviewer

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    See DIY ViDock - My experiences so far. A HD5750 (Green), HD4870, HD5770, HD5850 desktop video card giving quite good performance. If PM55 chipsets turn out to provide expresscard 2.0 facility, then a desktop HD5850 via the DIY ViDock will outperform ALL current gaming systems, eg: GTX280M-SLI, mobility HD4870x2.
     
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    fantomasz Notebook Deity

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    buy desktop
     
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    key001 Notebook Evangelist

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    the ati device is called XGP and it's only available on acer ferrari one
     
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    $immond$ Notebook Consultant

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    Gigabyte may be releasing an external vid car/dock. Doesn't look to impressive but anything beats integrated vid cards.
     
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