Monday, May 5, 2014
Hardware Hacking: "MacBook Pro Thunderbolt 2 Sonnet III-D GTX 780 Ti
Link for Youtube http://youtu.be/G0M05rJkTQY
Link with details: http://forum.techinferno.com/diy-e-gpu-projects/6689-%5Bguide%5D-2013-15-macbook-pro-gtx780ti%4020gbps-tb2-sonnet-echo-express-iii-d-win8.html
Anandtech article: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7987/running-an-nvidia-gtx-780-ti-over-thunderbolt-2
Something I have been interested in since Thunderbolt came out, though I don't think it is going to be practical enough for me.
I've decided for my needs & wants the new (2014) 14" Razer Blade laptop makes lot more sense http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade/ & http://www.anandtech.com/show/7858/razer-announces-the-new-razer-blade-14-qhd-with-gtx-870m what I am saving up to get as replacement for my Windows 7 laptop.
Still think external GPU, specially combined with docking station or high res monitor & docking connector (something like Apple's Thunderbolt display, but with 4K, and external GPU(s) to game on it) makes a lot of sense.
Problem is most people just want cheap netbook or a tablet.
Plus, since many (most?) gamers either make their own machines or have friends build them a gaming rig, I doubt the companies that could reasonably make dock with external GPU would ever be able to make profit.