AMD announces external PCI Express 2.0 graphics card technology
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COMPUTEX – AMD announced ATI XGP (External Graphics Platform), designed to offer true upgradeability for notebook graphics cards. It uses PCI Express 2.0 to connect an externally cooled and powered enthusiast-class graphics card. Up to 4GB/s of bandwidth is available in both directions.
Matt Skynner, vice president of Marketing in the Products Group at AMD, said in a statement: "With ATI XGP Technology, notebooks can switch between everyday computing and hard-core gaming with a simple plug-in that’s also portable enough to bring powerful 3D performance on-the-go. This technology allows users to choose notebooks with slim, lightweight and elegant designs, yet enjoy the full performance of a traditional desktop gaming rig wherever it’s convenient."
The ATI XGP connects to the notebook via a specially-designed, self-latching, and easy to connect PCI-e 2.0 cable. The cable also includes USB support and can provide additional functionality. The ATI XGP is externally cooled and powered. It supports multiple monitors and Blu-ray playback.
ATI XGP information page
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