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Default external graphics card? - 12-16-2016, 17:06 | posts: 274 | Location: California

Can i add an external graphics card to my notebook?

I'd like to be able to place aces high 3 on it... which requires a 9800GTX+ or better
   
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Default 12-16-2016, 17:26 | posts: 13,048 | Location: Scotland

Probably not but you would need to tell us exactly what type and model of notebook you have.

Notebooks you can do this on are very expensive, £700+ at least, already gaming laptops and mostly brand new, you would likely know if it was one of them
   
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Default 12-16-2016, 17:51 | posts: 274 | Location: California

I just have an ACER with the atom processor...
   
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Default 12-16-2016, 18:43 | posts: 1,019

Nope. I doubt your laptop has a Thunderbolt interface, which is how you connect external graphics cards.
   
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Default 12-16-2016, 23:43 | posts: 13,048 | Location: Scotland

As above, also, sorry but no, any laptop capable of having an external gpu would not have an atom processor.
   
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Default 01-24-2017, 10:18 | posts: 825 | Location: finland

Except in some cases when a dock does allow it (MSI GS30/32 for instance). Clumsy.
   
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Default 03-05-2017, 18:40 | posts: 27 | Location: Smashing your stack..

i wouldnt bother playing games on an atom personally.. or the financial output of getting an external gpu for it.
   
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Default 03-05-2017, 21:02 | posts: 662 | Location: Argentina

Yes, If the notebook has a mPCI-e connector you can buy a external graphics card connector. But since is a Atom almost any decent graphic card will bottleneck the CPU
   
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Default 05-04-2017, 13:04 | posts: 6

I think You can, but didn't ever tried. I would recommend the PC for more powerful graphics.
   
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Default 06-15-2017, 22:43 | posts: 298 | Location: Norway

Atom cpu's are for ultra books and light travel.
I know, i got one myself a asus zenbook.
The price on those external gpu's are not worth it either.
Buy a mid range gaming laptop if you need one. (the new ones with 1060's are reasonable priced).
The best money/value is always have a cheap laptop for none gaming on the go and a gaming pc at home.
   
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