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#1 Jul 13 2010 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't know much about this. I have a laptop, and if I bought a new comp it would be a laptop, but apparently good vcards don't happen with them. Are external video cards an option? I heard they were mostly for additional monitors, but I thought I'd ask.
#2 Jul 13 2010 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
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There is a post with some info on this which was just posted on earlier this week. The external GPU's do not have the same speed as internal GPU and are not that effective for gaming with the lower transfer speeds.
#3 Jul 13 2010 at 5:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Might want to look into the product called the ViDock, it looks like a pretty cool idea. I do not know how well it works personally because i own a desktop and i do not have your issue, it might be worth your time to check out though.
#4 Jul 13 2010 at 5:25 PM Rating: Good
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someone actually ran a test with one of these (not ffxiv, crysis probably) and it ran quite a bit better than people predicted. Do some searches. Good luck :)
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#5 Jul 13 2010 at 5:31 PM Rating: Good
If you end up trying it, please come back and post your results.

It would be greatly appreciated.
#6 Jul 13 2010 at 5:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah sure, if I get it I'll let you all know.
#7 Jul 13 2010 at 7:23 PM Rating: Good
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Good Video cards DO happen with laptops.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220695&cm_re=G73JH-_-34-220-695-_-Product

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b27/mindinversion/HiResBenchmark.jpg

That's my result @ 1080. I know, it's dark, and you'll probably have to zoom into read it, but it's 2085. @ 720 I get 3700s

Edited, Jul 13th 2010 9:23pm by seneleron because photobucket loves to grief him

Edited, Jul 13th 2010 9:25pm by seneleron
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#8 Jul 13 2010 at 10:42 PM Rating: Good
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seneleron wrote:
Good Video cards DO happen with laptops.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220695&cm_re=G73JH-_-34-220-695-_-Product

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b27/mindinversion/HiResBenchmark.jpg

That's my result @ 1080. I know, it's dark, and you'll probably have to zoom into read it, but it's 2085. @ 720 I get 3700s

Edited, Jul 13th 2010 9:23pm by seneleron because photobucket loves to grief him

Edited, Jul 13th 2010 9:25pm by seneleron


Very nice, for a laptop.
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