Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Hardware Hacking: GTX 570 eGPU on a 2013 11" Macbook Air
From Larry Gadea https://twitter.com/lg/status/362750011655733248
Approx $250 in hardware (not counting Graphics card) instructions at http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/4271-2013-11-macbook-air-win7-sonnet-echo-expresscard-pe4l-internal-lcd-%24250.html#post59391
I really like this idea, been waiting for Thunderbolt to provide external graphics card solution, makes a lot of sense to me, specially if you can fit external hardware in a convenient to transport case.
For those still in school, it might be hard to see the point, but if you have to travel for work, or fit a LAN party in around work schedule, being able to plug external GPU into a laptop or x86 Tablet (something like a Surface Pro/Razer Edge Pro) could make a significant difference to your gaming time.
It certainly isn't for everyone though.