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Originally Posted by capnPedroWith regards to external laptop graphics, if you need to be near a socket to use it, and you can't use the laptop's screen (as output from the graphics card), and for anything serious you'll need to plug a mouse into the laptop, and laptop keyboards are crap...
Why not just use the money you would have spent on the graphics card and caddy to buy a real computer?
Originally Posted by KayDatRegarding 1x PCIE lane, actually earlier today I just read a techpowerup article about how well the 5870 scales with different number of lanes, and it's actually quite surprising, I think the result was you get an average 25% hit to performance when running on 1x lane. Not bad huh?
Originally Posted by BindibadgiRicky - the whole top cover is sealed on. We tried unscrewing it underneath even.
Originally Posted by nando4The article author has made a serious mistake on the current state of expresscard ports in notebooks. They are ALL expresscard 1.0 (2.5Gbps). Expresscard 2.0 (5GBps) will be released later this year. So a HD5870 would see more closer to 50% performance drop and more when doing texture heavy rendering requiring vram<->system ram transfers.
I like the GUS and the price and no doubt they will have many users interested. Please be aware of pre-boot PCI configuration requirements to overcome "error 12: cannot allocate resources". I hope MSI provide some software to do that.
If a HD5670 is not enough, consider a hwtools PE4L or PE4H in the DIY ViDock Experiences thread. No chassis limits, can take ATX PSU input and PE4H can link 2 ports to give a x2 link if you have the right port layout. x2 is where the solution can offer performance more in line with a desktop.
Originally Posted by Arj12I love the concept of the msi external graphics card however wouldn't it be easier to just have a connector to an e-sata port? Or if msi were really wanting to push the concept they could introduce a new standard that would have more bandwidth then the pci-express one! Sure it would cost a lot of money for development but if they really want o make a powerful external graphics card then they'll have to spend some money on either a new connection to the new pc or probably using sata 3/ usb 3 if possible!
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