Nvidia Sees "Big Opportunity" for External Notebook Graphics

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wlballplayer

i'm guessing that the graphics card is gonna need to be put in some sort of box which will have it's own psu so that it can power the gpu. Then you will also need the adapter that goes from the box thingy to the laptop. all costing a lot. but if they do come out with something like this. i'm getting it fo-sho..

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Morete

I understand the desperation of not being able to use the best GPU's because they've become larger in size as each new series comes out.  Hence, they don't fit too well in small desktops or laptops.   With that said,  I refuse to be sitting around a three ring circus, with bells, whistles, wires and contraptions cluttering up the desk area as if it were a makeshift computer repair shop.  "Well, it's only one video card, what the heck?" Well, that's how it starts.  First we have cables running across our desks connecting to video cards, then it will be external hard drives, then memory sticks, next will be external mother boards.  Why don't we just throw in an extra northbridge and southbridge external add-on to the external motherboard while we're at it!  If the graphic card corporate elite want me to evolve into this one-man-band contraption, instead of having developers come up with state-of-the-art graphics cards that can fit into small PC's and laptops, then I will tell them, No thanks

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grieserl

this definatly has potenntial. i would seriously consider buying somthing like this. i am not, however, going to get my hopes up because, sadly, this subject has come up several times before and turned out to be nothing...

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Trooper_One

It's a good concept and has lots of potentials.

Not only you can make the card portable but some standard can be made where you attach the 'video card' module into a special monitor where you can fit the module in it.

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astrocramp

I've been waiting for this since Asus announced the XG Station awhile back (I think there was another similar concept from somebody else also). Most laptop docking stations only have limited power if they even have a PCI-E slot. I've been waiting along time though - that thing was first announced 3 or 4 years ago then again 1 or 2 years ago. I won't hold my breath for nVidia either.

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leostrider

Didn't ATI come up with this a while ago? Pretty sure I saw that article on here already.

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nekollx

 yes

 

Still the future for mobile gaming is looking bright

Duel Displays

multi HDD

External (swapable?) GPUs

 

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xephro

Interesting concept. It could either revoutionize PC gaming and make it the preferred platform for video games, or it will fail miserably when consumers pose this question: "Why should I buy this when I can get a full-fledged Xbox/PS3?"

It might be slick if they could add PhysX and 3d gaming support. I would pay to have a "Gaming" module that I could detach and leave at my desk when I didn't want to carry my hulking 17" Asus laptop to class.

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nekollx

 Imagine if it used something like USB3 or E-SATA as the interface, then the next gen of consoles, desktops and not books could share one (swapable) gpu standard.

 

Get a upgrade for your PS4 and it can be used for the XBox 720, Nintendo Zee, Acer Laptop, or Mac Pro Tower ;) 

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DBsantos77

Nintendo Zee, rofl.

-Santos

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bhayes

I hope they do it soon, my Dell Latitude c640 circa 2000 only has 16mb gpu and it is integrated (soldered) onto the motherboard. I can't install win7 or play any video games that have been designed since about 2002. Then again last I checked these games are all asking for 64 bit processors to run these latest games and  2gb+ ram. So Nvidia, please look into Research and Development into these other two notebook hardware upgrade markets also, thanks.

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EastBluedragon

I think it's a good idea but what I am wondering is how will people cool the graphics and also can you overclock it card and how much will it cost for the cords for the card?

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