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Notebooks GTX580 on a laptop? That will be a yes then.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Andy Mc, 30 Oct 2011.

  1. Andy Mc

    Andy Mc Well-Known Member

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    Just found this via hackaday.

    Adding in a BTX580 desktop GPU to a laptop. Pretty good hack, practicalities aside.
     
  2. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    That's insane! Not very practical, but a cool hack :)
     
  3. lp rob1

    lp rob1 New Member

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    Hehe... now try SLI :rock:
     
  4. SirFur

    SirFur PC Gamer and LAzy B0nes

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    Thats the bummer bit. However, its an awesome concept for laptop users....most gamers tend not to hardcore game whilst on the move in any case....it'll be stuff thats easier to play and more 'slow'. Once you get to where your going out comes the GPU case!
     
  5. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    With a decent casing and an external power supply (GPU would require it's own power adaptor rather than via the laptop itself) and a good way to bring the output to the laptop screen it's a very viable concept but what about the market?

    You could say it's great for a hardcore LANpartier but one who is hardcore would probably rather have a more powerful rig which would probably be cheaper than a powerful laptop plus GPU. For everyone else it's probably not necessary though there's the option of switching an expensive GPU between your rig at home then taking out to bring it with you on holiday with your expensive laptop?
     
  6. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I'm sure I saw a full commercial one of these, with a caddy for the GPU, last year some time...
     
  7. mecblade

    mecblade 14 year old Technophile

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    or alternatively you could get an Alienware 18x (*runs*) with GTX580M in SLI or the 6990M in Xfire?

    It also means it's more portable and doesn't require an external power supply :p
     
  8. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Hahaha, awesome :)
     
  9. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    You mean the ViDock?

    I posted a thread a while ago about it, personally i think its a great idea IF you can get 90+% performance from the GPU most reports say its a lot lower than that tbh.
     
  10. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    Saw one of these at work the other day.. Looked rather cool I must say :)
     
  11. shaunster1011

    shaunster1011 New Member

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    Thats looks stupid and is just not practical really, just my view!
     
  12. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Why spend £350+ on a GTX 580 that's running at around 60%? Why not just get a 560Ti that'll run more towards 100% of its rated performance, but give you the same end result, for half the price?
     
  13. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    Because 60% of a 580 is still some beastly performance for a laptop?

    Either way; It's more a case of Relentless Gluttony than sheer performance lust. I still kinda want something like that. A Lan rig that'll hook into an SLI setup when It's a home would be awesome.
     
  14. Picarro

    Picarro New Member

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    I don't really get your point. You can have a slimline laptop with a powerfull processor and a great battery life for working on all day at school. When you get home you just plug in the ExpressCard and fire up a game of BF3 at "high" settings on the 24" monitor that you coupled to your GTX 560 Ti dock.

    I'd love this setup tbh.
     
  15. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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