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External graphics cards?

by Darkraiswrld / December 26, 2012 1:27 AM PST

My current PC is pretty much out-dated, so i'm planning on getting a new laptop. Anyways, i've done my homework, and know what kind of laptop i'm looking for, but i was wondering, are there externally attachable high-end graphics cards? I couldn't get many answers searching on google...so i suppose that there aren't too many yet, however i have seen some vague information. I would buy a PC instead, but i'm going to university soon, and probably in another country, so i'd like to buy a laptop instead. So, i'd greatly appreciate it if anyone has information on "high-end externally attachable graphics cards for laptops" i'd be in their debt. Thanks in advance!

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The problem is the bandwidth.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 1:30 AM PST

While you can get very good displays with great color the speed is a little low. This is good for a second monitor to extend your photoshop or other work but you didn't define HIGH END. It's certainly possible to get more pixels and color, but no speed.
Bob

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hmm i see
by Darkraiswrld / December 26, 2012 1:32 AM PST

Thanks for the reply! that clarifies a lot but, would you happen to know anything about gaming?

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A little.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 1:36 AM PST
In reply to: hmm i see

Gaming laptops are possible but most folk get a little shocked about the cost and reduced life span.
Bob

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Thanks!
by Darkraiswrld / December 26, 2012 1:39 AM PST
In reply to: A little.

Looks like saving a little more and waiting would be the best option then. Thanks for your help :).

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