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Old 02-25-2008, 06:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking the other day for a way to upgrade my graphics card and unfortunately i cant. i saw that seagate (i think) has a usb graphics card. Anyone ever use it or seen it?
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Seagate does not, as far as I know, produce graphic cards. They're a hard drive company.

And an external graphics card is pointless. Not to mention that it might be pricey.
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yeah i didnt think seagate sounded right. it was actually Sewell.
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Is this what you meant?

IOGEAR - GUC2015V - USB 2.0 External VGA Video Card

Sorry to disappoint but that's not an external graphics card.

Also, another link: Sewell Unveiled USB to DVI Adapter For Multiple High Resolution Display Ľ My Digital Life
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I was looking the other day for a way to upgrade my graphics card and unfortunately i cant. i saw that seagate (i think) has a usb graphics card. Anyone ever use it or seen it?
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Look right above you...
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We discovered some time ago here that there actually was a company that made a usb 2.0 enclosure for pci express grafix cards. Problem was the enclosure cost like $700 plus the card itself. Not worth the money for most people. Too bad I can't remember the name of that company...
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I guess it was this:

X-bit labs - Asustek Unveils External Graphics Card for Notebooks.
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Funny. It was meant to come out Q2 2007.
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It seems like it would be a waste to get one even if they were more available. Usb has a a max transfer rate of about 480 mb/s, and pci express has like 4 gb/s.

I mean I've never used one or seen performance specs, but from the numbers, it sounds like there would be a huge performance hit, and would be a waste of money.
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