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Does this kind of adapter/converter exist??

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September 26, 2012 12:40:30 AM

I've been looking at mobile graphics cards lately, and I'm noticing that a lot of them have the same sort of output slot where it connects to the motherboard.

All of these mobile graphics cards below have the same sort of slot interface for connecting to the motherboard.

Does a (whatever that kind of slot those mobile graphics cards are) to PCI-E X16 slot adapter/converter exist?

I know that using a mobile graphics card in a desktop isn't a realistic possibility, but I just wanted to know if a converter of sorts exists to be able to plug these graphics cards into a desktop motherboard?

GTX 285M - http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-285M-1GB-DDR3...

GTX 460M - http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Asus-G73JW-nVidia-GTX-460M-1-5-G...

GTX 580M - http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Dell-Alienware-M17X-M18X-GTX580M...

GTX 660M - http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Alienware-nVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-660...

GTX 670M - http://www.ebay.ca/itm/NEW-Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-670M-1-5G...
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September 26, 2012 12:43:17 AM

Nope.
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September 26, 2012 12:50:14 AM

azathoth said:
Nope.


Okay, well then, is it possible in any way to use a mobile graphics card in a desktop system?
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September 26, 2012 12:56:26 AM

firinmylazerman said:
Okay, well then, is it possible in any way to use a mobile graphics card in a desktop system?

Nope!
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September 26, 2012 1:00:56 AM

Not for desktop use, I do remember there being a limited production prototype from Asus or some similar company for AMD/ATI cards that allowed two or three of these to be used in crossfire but nothing exists for Nvdia outside the factory. You are out of luck when it comes to these laptop pci-e graphics cards.
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September 26, 2012 1:03:11 AM

nforce4max said:
Not for desktop use, I do remember there being a limited production prototype from Asus or some similar company for AMD/ATI cards that allowed two or three of these to be used in crossfire but nothing exists for Nvdia outside the factory. You are out of luck when it comes to these laptop pci-e graphics cards.


So there IS actually a name for the slot that these graphics cards fit into? Laptop PCI-E?
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September 26, 2012 1:09:09 AM

nforce4max said:
Not for desktop use, I do remember there being a limited production prototype from Asus or some similar company for AMD/ATI cards that allowed two or three of these to be used in crossfire but nothing exists for Nvdia outside the factory. You are out of luck when it comes to these laptop pci-e graphics cards.


I just found out that some laptop dedicated graphics card refereed to as "MXM" slot type mobile graphics cards. There's apparently a few types, MXM-I, MXM-II, MXM-III, MXM-HE, and MXM-IV, MXM-A, and MXM-B.
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September 26, 2012 1:09:09 AM

I forget exactly but it is something along those lines. Again for desktop use they are pointless given that you can get cheap but better performing cards for a lot less.
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September 26, 2012 1:20:10 AM

nforce4max said:
I forget exactly but it is something along those lines. Again for desktop use they are pointless given that you can get cheap but better performing cards for a lot less.


True. It was the computer nerd inside of me that made me want to explore this further :p 
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September 26, 2012 2:07:48 AM

You asked this question 3 different ways on the 26th.

Trying to get points for posting questions?
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September 26, 2012 3:04:35 AM

Traildriver said:
You asked this question 3 different ways on the 26th.

Trying to get points for posting questions?


Can you please stop posting the same response for each of my questions? Oh, and by the way, I HAVEN'T POSTED THE SAME QUESTION 3 DIFFERENT WAYS!
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