External Thunderbolt GPU turns your Ultrabook in powerful game PC
We’re all used to external HDDs, we’re aware of external sound cards, but what if you could bring your GPU with you? Especially when you have a portable computer such as a laptop or Ultrabook, which you mainly use for work or office related tasks and bring everywhere, but also want to use it as a gaming machine? New technology makes it possible to turn your Ultrabook into a powerful game system.
The company Lucid has demonstrated this during a private session with LaptopMag during the Intel Developer Forum. Lucid showcased an external prototype graphic card that connected to an Ultrabook with the Thunderbolt interface. The graphic card was in its own case, had its own power supply and was based on a AMD Radeon 6700 chip.
An external graphic card would also allow easier future upgrades, if you want a more powerful card you just buy a new one and connect it to your laptop or PC. And with Thunderbolt it should also be possible to tie multiple cards together to get even more performance.
Unfortunately its unknown which company made the prototype card nor when it would be released and a what price. Get all the details on LaptopMag.com
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- Retired Moderator
- Posted on: 13 Sep 12 15:50
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- MyCE Member
- Posted on: 13 Sep 12 22:01
By the way, DrageMester, the links worked for me. Maybe they've been fixed.
- MyCE Member
- Posted on: 14 Sep 12 09:18
Originally Posted by DoMiN8ToR
It was scheduled to go live later, but already got posted on the forum
- Posted on: 14 Sep 12 13:47
Originally Posted by FreqNasty_RiseS
Whatever happened to the contributor called 'CrabbyAppleton' on here?
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