The chipmaker's current device driver includes support for a new feature that is mentioned marginally, but may be the beginning of a real revolution in the world of graphics processing based on a connection Thunderbolt external
The new version of NVIDIA Device Manager, גירסה 361.75, Added support for SLI arrays for several prominent titles that were spoken on a large number of sources across the network. However, the same version is fresh Added an additional and equally interesting support, Modestly and almost without mention - the support for connecting video cards externally, Based on the 3 Thunderbolt standard.
This new support, currently defined as a beta supported by all the GTX 900 family models of the developer, the Titan X and the GeForce GTX 750 and the GeForce GTX 750 Ti, connects directly to what we saw at CES 2016 at Razer And in Asus - a situation where an external chassis with a video card and power supply is connected in real time to any system, stationary or mobile,Thunderbolt 3, and gives it a big leap in graphics processing capabilities.
in Razer We have seen the launch of the Ultra Stealth Blade UltraBlock, which will be quite standard (especially for a keyboard with LED backlit color) on its own but will be marketed alongside an external chassis called core, With a ready-made power supply, a space for all supported graphics cards up to two slots, and a connection Thunderbolt 3 that will allow it to be connected to the UltraBock, giving it a desktop-level graphics processing power that will turn it into a real gaming machine.
Asus introduced a similar and more stylish chassis that meets the ROG XG2 and is based on a pair of connections Thunderbolt 3 that work in parallel, for even more significant bandwidth which will help to derive the full potential of the external video card. Beyond that it is a great solution to give improved processing power to all מחשב נייד This technology also has the potential to save the purchase of a powerful video card dedicated to a number of different systems in the same home - if they are not activated at the same time, it will be possible to simply move the external case from the living room to the new one.
Asus's XG2 offers a much more aggressive design - and perhaps enhanced performance - thanks to the use of a pair of connections Thunderbolt 3, if you can find a suitable device with a pair of support inputs, of course
The basic concept of connecting external video cards to computers we have met more At the end of the previous decade Based on the ExpressCard interface, we will They accompany him And they tell you about him For several years - but only now, with the -Thunderbolt 3 and its improved bandwidth that reaches 40 gigabits per second and the ability to make the required connection easier and faster, it seems that we are finally entering an era in which this idea can be implemented real and logical.
It is not yet clear whether-I HAVE D Similar support for video card connection is already available Thunderbolt 3 or not, but it is reasonable to assume that the chip developer is well aware of the trend, and will be able to join the trend fairly quickly if and when they decide that the market is ripe - which will help us get a greater selection of compatible hardware.
It is still unclear exactly how much Core will cost Razer And the solution of Asus, But we are on the verge of getting the answers soon, and prices can really make sense enough to spur entry into the mainstream of the world of graphic processing. We will continue to follow and update you.