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    Gigabyte launches the Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box

    Claims this is the world's first liquid cooled external GPU.
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    Re: Gigabyte launches the Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box

    Got to get those buzzwords in there 'ey Gigabyte.

    More seriously, I wish them luck with the product. We need proper Windows HDR support for the next big spending spree.
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    Re: Gigabyte launches the Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box

    Looking at the rear of the device it doesn't seem to be upgradeable in the future.

    At the kind of money they would be asking for it that's a massive deal breaker.

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    Re: Gigabyte launches the Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Looking at the rear of the device it doesn't seem to be upgradeable in the future.

    At the kind of money they would be asking for it that's a massive deal breaker.
    I'm curious what the market is supposed to be for this...

    Also, who in their right mind would want to carry this thing around? This can't be light weight.

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    Re: Gigabyte launches the Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box

    Sorry, but this is a bit late as it has been done before.
    A few years back I set up an R9 390X with water cooling in an Akito Node for a friend to plug into his laptop.

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    Re: Gigabyte launches the Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box

    Quote Originally Posted by globalwarning View Post
    I'm curious what the market is supposed to be for this...

    Also, who in their right mind would want to carry this thing around? This can't be light weight.
    Comes across as very niche but I can't say that I can't think of a use. I haven't used a desktop since 2011. Every year, I move between multiple work/residential/holiday base, spending from anywhere between days to months in a location (could moving within a country or between continents). Sometime I would be in a proper apartment, and sometime I will be staying in travel accommodations, and depending on where I am, and the activity I engage in at that point (and just to make it clear, I am neither a fugitive nor a drug dealer, as my friends sometime like to joke about), I may have more or less time for gaming. On top of that, every couple of years, I may end up relocating places where I spend a few months a year, meaning that I may need to ship my stuff.

    Under those circumstances, I can see something like this being handy. It could be left in a place where I spend a few months per year, while my main PC would be a lightweight laptop. It would still be less of a pain to pack up when the time comes, and it would leave me with a lightweight laptop when I am on the road. I've recently gone for a gaming laptop, and while I went for one that is not a massive desktop replacement monstrosity, it's still a bit overkill and heavier than ideal when I am moving about.

    At 3.8kg, it's not exactly something you'll carry with you on your daily commutes, but if you have a car and LAN party is still a thing, but that and a mid-weight laptop still beats carrying a large tower case if that is what you use at home.

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    Re: Gigabyte launches the Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box

    Quote Originally Posted by globalwarning View Post
    I'm curious what the market is supposed to be for this...

    Also, who in their right mind would want to carry this thing around? This can't be light weight.
    To answer your first question, I think there is a market. One situation is for people who would prefer to use a laptop for work and travel, but desire a high end GPU for when they're at home. Quick plug and play. Another scenario is you can build two decent specced PC's that you then only need to transport the GPU around, considering the price of GPU's now days it makes sense that people can only afford one.

    To be fair, I'd prefer docks more than enclosures and the only thing holding this back is the current speed bottlenecks. Once they solve that, this could be the future. I'd love to just transport my GPU abroad and hook it up to any PC (with reasonable specs) and turn it into a gaming PC.

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    Re: Gigabyte launches the Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box

    Quote Originally Posted by whatif View Post
    Sorry, but this is a bit late as it has been done before.
    A few years back I set up an R9 390X with water cooling in an Akito Node for a friend to plug into his laptop.
    Yep. I did a water-cooled eGPU GTX 560ti in a CoolerMaster 120 over on "The Mod" thread on overclock.net back in 2013. I was saddened then to see I wasn't first...

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    Re: Gigabyte launches the Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box

    Baaaaa don't even have AI or wireless charging, and its not even 5G

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