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Old 01-08-2007, 01:21 AM   #1
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ASUS Unveils External Graphics Card for Laptops

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ASUS introduces the world's first external graphics card for notebook users

ASUS today introduced a dedicated external graphics card for laptops -- the XG Station. The XG Station is an external graphics card that allows laptop users to enjoy high end graphics performance while plugged in. As the XG Station is an external graphics it can be unplugged when portability is needed.

The XG Station connects to any notebook’s ExpressCard slot and provides a PCI Express x16 slot for graphics cards. Since ASUS has opted to equip the XG Station with a standard PCI Express x16 slot, the station can be equipped with any PCI Express based graphics card: AMD, NVIDIA or even Matrox. ASUS launched the default XG Station with an NVIDIA 7900GS powered graphics card.

The XG Station is powered externally. A separate power brick plugs directly into the adaptor.

An integrated LCD display and control also grace the XG Station. The display is customizable and can display information such as frame rate, fan speed, GPU temperature and more while the control knob can change various settings of the XG Station such as the core and memory clocks.

Expect ASUS to release the XG Station in Q2'07 this year. Pricing of the XG Station is unknown at the moment.

The XG Station adaptor only interfaces with ExpressCard interfaces at the moment, but will work with with PCIe ExpressCard interfaces installed in a desktop PC.
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=5602

This is going to open alot of doorways for the spiffy laptop.
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:10 AM   #2
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ohh... nice idea
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:28 AM   #3
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Im surprised they ahvent thought of this before. This could likely solve some of the issues about laptops getting extremely hot aswell. Still though, I hope that people wont be buying laptops as there primary gaming PC becouse of this.
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:43 AM   #4
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It'd be the only way a console whore could use the crappy 'need to spend $4000' on a pc to do what a $400 xbox360 can do' without looking completely stupid.
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:16 AM   #5
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my god thats huge! does it display on the laptop or another monitor?
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:38 AM   #6
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:42 AM   #7
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Its great, funny thing is I can see AGP people buying this
since 7800 is the max and alot dont wanna upgrade there whole system
so buying this USB thing, might be the cheapest option
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Old 01-08-2007, 06:46 AM   #8
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Holy shit... YOU'RE RIGHT! *still stuck on AGP*

but the highest you can get on AGP is a X1950 256mb right now, but it's not out yet.

http://www.powercolor.com/global/mai...ail.asp?id=137

But I'm more wondering if this will work with DX10 cards if there's enough power for it or whatever.
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:36 AM   #9
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Awesome idea here, know some peeps from WoW that will love this.
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