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MSI shows off "upgradable" graphic card

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  1. Darksaber

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    The card actually has two GeForce 7 series GPUs on NVIDIAs portable MXM standard plugged into either side of the graphic card connected with SLI. Both sides are cooled by passive heat sinks and the card itself is just as big as a normal graphic card. The chip runs at 400MHz and the memory at 450MHz. No mention of which GeForce 7 it was equipped with, but considering its passively cooled my guess i a 7600 based one at most.
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    still laptop video cards , are worse than desktop ones.
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    Nah. They are just fine.. bet it overclocks better :p

    Upgradable upgrade cards? :wtf:
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    So what exactly is upgradable about it? the GPU's the ram or what? The cooling? :laugh:
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    the MXM modules are PCIe based parts, which have the same size, mounting holes and such, no matter what GPU/memory configuration. That makes them interchangable -> upgradable notebook graphics.

    So its the entire graphic card (see the green square under the heatsink): memory and GPU.

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    Thats kind of interesting, I asked for somthing like this a few years ago, but I don't have the money to throw at my computer that I used to (Collage).
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    what an old thread :p

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