External GPU coming to Thunderbolt MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kraznoff, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Kraznoff macrumors member

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    Village Instruments is working on an external Thunderbolt PCI Express graphics card enclosure, dubbed the ViDock Thunderbolt. This is very good news for anyone with a base MBP 15" or below, or a MBA. The GPU is probably the weakest link on these machines so an external GPU should extend the lifespan considerably. Now I won't feel as bad when they (likely) release the Macbook Air Pro later this year.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/04/external-thunderbolt-graphics-card-for-macs-to-be-developed-soon/
     
  2. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Lengthy comment thread here:

    http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/01...pci-expansion-chassis-and-hub-in-development/

    arn
     

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