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HighPoint Launches Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion Stations

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HighPoint Technologies, a pioneering force in the storage industry for the past 18 years, has launched a new series of PCIe Expansion Stations for Thunderbolt host systems. HighPoint's NA211TB and NA211TB-LD Thunderbolt Expansion Stations can transform any system with a Thunderbolt connection into a powerful workstation.

Why sacrifice performance for portability? Why give up efficiency for expandability? With HighPoint Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion Stations, you no longer have to trade the convenience of compact form factor and portable computing for the performance and versatility of a traditional desktop. HighPoint Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion Stations enable any computer with a Thunderbolt port harness the power and flexibility of full-size PCIe cards - all via a single compact port!

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and the only thing we care about, does it work with graphics cards?
 
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their press info has some graphics cards listed, but nothing gaming capable.


why arent they using this for what people really want - a decent CPU with IGP system (laptop, etc) with an external graphics card and external monitor for gaming.
 
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Thunderbolt itself is a transparent pcie bridge, unless there's an added layer I don't see why not other than the obvious power draw problem. I don't think it will have any pcie power plugs.

Judging from the supported hardware list it's clear that these are designed for video/audio professionals, gamers aren't even on their radar.