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 Post subject: PCI-Express for Laptops
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 11:14 am 
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I remember reading an article a couple weeks ago that said laptops won't get PCI-Express until next year but ATI already has their

"Mobility Radeon X600 out for PCI Express Notebooks."
http://www.ati.com/products/mobile.html

Now why did ATI release the X600 now when PCI-Express for notebooks won't be out until next year?

The only explanation I can think of is maybe companies like Dell and Alienware are planning to modify desktop PCI-Express chipsets so they can make them work for a desktop replacement laptop. If so, when can we expect them to be out?

For example, the Dell Inspiron XPS uses the Intel desktop 865PE chipset right now. If you go to Intel.com the 865PE doesn't show up under notebook chipsets.
http://www.Intel.com/products/notebook/ ... p_note+cs&


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 11:33 am 
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good God!

laptops have been waiting for the 1x pci-express for a LONG time.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:44 pm 
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Hopefully soon.

I'm a big fan of the 14 lb. desktop replacement.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:34 pm 
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they probally released it for testing purposes and to speed up the development of the notebook boards.

if there is a demand for the card, i would assume the motherboard developers would try to release their products sooner.


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The main benefit I can see from it would be to give the old PCI bus the boot and use PCI-Express interconnects between all the integrated devices within the laptop.


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 Post subject: Re: PCI-Express for Laptops
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:55 pm 
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Gigahertz17 wrote:

Now why did ATI release the X600 now when PCI-Express for notebooks won't be out until next year?



basically because it has long been a part of GPU manufactures marketing policy to announce products LONG before they are available for purchase. This is always the case. They hope that by announcing the product earlier, they can get a bigger PR boost and more media time. basically, that announcement was meant for investors and such, not really for consumers.

I have seen from some manufacturers that they are expecting to release PCIX notebooks by the end of the year...but then again, those same manufacturers have a long history of not being right about the time they expect their products to get to market either.


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 Post subject: Re: PCI-Express for Laptops
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:38 pm 
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Gigahertz17 wrote:
I remember reading an article a couple weeks ago that said laptops won't get PCI-Express until next year


September 14th baby!!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:07 am 
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What will be coming out, September 14?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:21 pm 
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A laptop equipped with PCI-E

http://www.maximumpc.com/forum/viewtopi ... highlight=


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