external graphics card?

Discussion in 'Laptops & Notebooks' started by the_4ork, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. the_4ork

    the_4ork Master Guru

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    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
     
  2. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    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
     
  3. the_4ork

    the_4ork Master Guru

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    I just have an ACER with the atom processor...
     
  4. RealNC

    RealNC Maha Guru

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    Nope. I doubt your laptop has a Thunderbolt interface, which is how you connect external graphics cards.
     

  5. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    As above, also, sorry but no, any laptop capable of having an external gpu would not have an atom processor.
     
  6. zipper

    zipper Master Guru

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    Except in some cases when a dock does allow it (MSI GS30/32 for instance). Clumsy.
     
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    i wouldnt bother playing games on an atom personally.. or the financial output of getting an external gpu for it.
     
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    lexer98 Master Guru

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    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
     
  9. kruziikdova

    kruziikdova New Member

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    I think You can, but didn't ever tried. I would recommend the PC for more powerful graphics.
     
  10. pimpernell

    pimpernell Master Guru

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    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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