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July 7, 2009 11:13:03 PM

Does anybody know if external graphics have made any leaps forward recently or is it still a dead market?

I have a laptop with a 9600gt in it which is ok but for Arma 2 and the like I am after a box that just plugs into my express-card slot and inside I can put whatever graphics card I want (which will be a Nvidia 295gtx :)  ). This seems totally do-able yet no-one seems to do it.

Are there any products out there like this (or on the horizon?)

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a c 363 U Graphics card
July 8, 2009 9:35:55 AM

The main limitation to this technology is the PC ExpressCard slot. It's bandwidth is limited to PCI-Ex1. Read through this article and see what happens when bandwidth is cut from x16 to x1.

-Wolf sends
July 8, 2009 9:14:26 PM

The processor is not too shabby actually its a 2.8ghz Core 2 Duo.

Not i7 territory but powerful enough to use a good deal of the 295's grunt.