MSI to Display External Graphics Solution at Computex
If there's one thing we don't quite like about laptops is that they lack upgrade options, especially on the graphics front. That said, external graphics solutions aren't new, but they haven't quite caught on because of compatibility issues. To that end, MSI is preparing an external graphics solution that will allegedly utilize a laptop's ExpressCard slot, which should make it more compatible for today's laptop.
Tweaktown - Indeed, this is MSI's first real stab at providing more powerful external graphics to boost gaming performance in laptops. Rather than using the far from standard XPG interface for connectivity, MSI has chosen to go with the ExpressCard route. Yes, bandwidth isn't great due to the PCI-E 2.0 x1 limitation, but MSI claims to have made enough tweaks to their design (such as thicker, shielded copper cabling and carefully chosen/positioned internal components) to allow the connection to use 'over 70%' of the theoretical bandwidth on offer.
We'll be keeping our eyes peeled for this at Computex, to find out more, click here.