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Hardware AMD Vision Laptop Technology Preview

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 17 May 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. GiantStickMan

    GiantStickMan New Member

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    No offence to the author here but this article could have used some proof reading before posting.

    Looks pretty interesting overall. With regards to the XGP -I like the idea but it doesn't sound like it's really going anywhere at the moment? That response sounded less than overwhelming.
     
  3. tank_rider

    tank_rider New Member

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    Oh look, more amd cpu's and platforms using 5 year old architecture. Come on AMD get some real work done and give intel a real run for it's money!
     
  4. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Hmm, sounds very interesting!

    I'd probably still stick with Intel, though.
     
  5. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    i am interested in a netbook that plays HD movies... a netbook with this XGP technology is to much to dream for is it? the cpu will be too big a bottleneck i guess.
     
  6. GiantStickMan

    GiantStickMan New Member

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    I hope you didn't misread my post, I'd like to see XGP take off and I can see real benefits to it, what I meant when I said isn't going anywhere is in terms of support from manufacturers, not what it can achieve if it was to be implemented.
    Other companies have tried the external GPU thing before, in fact here is an article that covers using one for HD playback.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/vidock-expresscard-graphics,1933-8.html
     
  7. Lockon Stratos

    Lockon Stratos I Will Snipe You!

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    I think, out of all this the XGP interests me the most as a lot of manufacturers have been trying to get this ball rolling for a long time, Asus made the first one aka 'XG station' only marketted, distributed & sold it in Australia then was subsequently pulled from production & discontinued after a year. not really giving a reason for why they decided to pull it or why they even thought Australia was the best place to sell it.

    if they had opend shop in the US though, Im sure we'd be seeing the XG station V3 or V4.

    I do think there is a market for the External GPU solutions. i think its a very very innovative idea that Asus failed to capitalise because of stupid decisions. but at least that leaves the door wide open for AMD & they can prevent history repeating itself by shipping & selling it gobally so everyone gets to have a try & not just one country. & thats where Asus failed.
     
  8. roadie

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    AMD Turion II Neo K625 in a 13.3", lightweight machine please.
     
  9. Farfalho

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    The problem is Asus went on with the XG Station and no sound of it. Then, by looking at the images, the only company selling laptops with XGP is Fujitsu Siemens and also the XGP box, so you're pretty stuck to one manufacturer and the options aren't that joyful when it comes to gaming.

    Nevertheless, a great idea with legs to walk.

    Oh and the link at the end of the article needs to be fixed =)
     
  10. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    The F-S shots are pretty old tbh - there was no hardware on show at the event. Oh, and link fixed - thanks!
     
  11. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    +1.

    Hopefully with more low-power stuff like this from AMD, the ultraportable market will get bigger .. more choice for me!
     
  12. aussiebear

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    Actually, ASUS did a limited production run and sold the XG Station in retail shops for two years in Australia.

    The project was abandoned because they did NOT address the major bugs to that implementation.

    Effectively, any Australian who bought it wasted money.
     
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    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I'd hope that the XGP comes to fruition, it would be great having a Crysis capable laptop for much less. Plus the market would be quite big.

    God knows I need a gaming laptop like that.
     
  15. Lockon Stratos

    Lockon Stratos I Will Snipe You!

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    good luck to you but i think your getting your hopes up.

    your gonna buy a cheap/mid range laptop & dock it up with one of these XGPs. I think even some of the newer i5 & i7 chips will create bottlenecks anything above a 5830. its still PCI-E 2.0 though which is nice. but I still dont think cheap/mid range laptops will be overly powerful enough to get decent frames. secondly...since this is an AMD thing, who says they will allow other vendors to put the PCI-E 2.0 port on their laptops & also who are you to tell AMD to put their cheaper/mid range laptops if it truely is an AMD exclusive feature. I wouldnt put it past AMD to make it an exclusive feature for AMD as it would bolster & claw in sales.

    but obviously its still too early in the game & this is all just speculation.
     
  16. Adnoctum

    Adnoctum Kill_All_Humans

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    AMD doesn't have the resources to have many CPU/Platform teams working in parallel, they have to be smart with resource allocation.
    So why, with Fusion just around the corner, would they divert valuable resources to developing a new platform that will be obsoleted in eight months by Fusion at mainstream, and by Bulldozer on the high-end a bit later on? Especially when they can update an already good platform (780G/SB7xx) to one that as good or better than the competition (880G/SB850).

    The 880G and Phenom II is just as good as their Intel counterparts at the things most people will do with these machines. I am currently running a good Intel mobile CPU with amazingly craptacular Intel graphics, and personally, I'd rather a CPU down-grade and have better graphics.
     
  17. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    One area of the market that is massively overlooked is the 3D workstation market in the sense of mobility. Finding a laptop with a workstation grade graphics card is like looking for hens teeth. Yes they exist, but mainly Dell's tbh.

    I would love a laptop with affordable workstation graphics, please AMD answer my call!

    Where is Jim'll fix it!
     
  18. Lockon Stratos

    Lockon Stratos I Will Snipe You!

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    theres a reason why there isnt that many in the first place. they simply just dont sell. it would be more cost effective to go to a client with pen & paper, jot down notes & make a few diagrams - even make a really basic render on a busness class laptop then take your results & upload them to a more powerful machine at home or in the office where a lot of your work will take place. there is little consumer interest in that part of the market otherwise they would be shipping like america ships porn & other OEMs would try n muscle in on the competition. the market is non existant.
     
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    Yes, and hopefully it will be cheaper than the Intel equivalent too. Something like the Dell Inspiron 13z, but using the AMD platform would be great.
     
  20. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    If they just gave me a PCI-E x16 connector, a power adapter and the cable, I'd be happy. Imagine just being able to hook up one of your older graphics cards to your laptop. Bam! Instant performance boost over an integrated solution.
     
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