External Gfx card via Thunderbolt

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External Gfx card via Thunderbolt

Post by CA_Steve » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:58 pm

This has been kicking around since Intel first announced Thunderbolt: Why not have an external graphics card for laptops? MSI showed a solution a year ago and it never came to light. Now Silverstone and Asus have teamed up.

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Re: External Gfx card via Thunderbolt

Post by Jasp3r » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:23 pm

Linus uploaded a vid 2 hours ago about Gigabyte's very early prototype of it's Extrernal Graphics card at CES 2014:


And have you never taken a look at eGPU?
It's pretty sketchy and requires an exernal monitor I believe, another option is the viDock http://www.villageinstruments.com/tiki- ... age=ViDock

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Re: External Gfx card via Thunderbolt

Post by fuugu » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:15 pm

That makes so much sense. Will be keeping an eye on this.

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