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    AMD Teases Standardized External GPU Solution

    About time someone gets the ball rolling on a standard solution:

    http://wccftech.com/amd-teases-stand...for-notebooks/


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    Re: AMD Teases Standardized External GPU Solution

    Tiny laptops have tiny TDP cpus which will bottleneck if you give them a big desktop class GPU. How about you put a CPU in the external solution as well, which could give you upgradable CPUs and more flexible RAM

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    Re: AMD Teases Standardized External GPU Solution

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Tiny laptops have tiny TDP cpus which will bottleneck if you give them a big desktop class GPU. How about you put a CPU in the external solution as well, which could give you upgradable CPUs and more flexible RAM
    Sounds doable. Move the GPU, CPU and RAM. May as well have some additional storage and I/O, improve the ergonomics with a full size board and mouse. Actually lets make the screen bigger as well.

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    On a serious note, what about Thunderbolt? I thought people went on about it being the one because it was basically PCI-E?

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    Re: AMD Teases Standardized External GPU Solution

    Quote Originally Posted by AETAaAS View Post
    On a serious note, what about Thunderbolt? I thought people went on about it being the one because it was basically PCI-E?
    Supposedly patent encumbered to the point that you can only buy silicon from Intel, and for things like this the lane binding is broken so you would only get a x1 PCIe socket (I think if it worked you would only get x4).

    OTOH, in theory you could probably do that as an alternative transport over a USB C connector.

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