Asus creates new GPU future with upgradeable graphics cards
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May 8, 2008, 10:10 PM
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I gotta say I don't really get it. What's the MXM module? Is that a new socket that the new GPUs will plug into? Why and how would you have to replace the socket?
And I don't know about you guys, but I've had 4 graphics cards and each one is drastically different in design and parts used, more than just the gpu and memory. How many of us are holding on to our motherboards for more than one series of processors, anyways?
I think with graphics cards, I'd rather just buy a whole new one every couple years, without the limitation of having it fit a certain socket. If you're upgrading a 3850 to a 3870, well thats just silly, you can OC that upgrade for free. The next cards are on DDR5, which I imagine would need a whole new 'mothercard' (lol) because it wouldn't be compatible with your socket. Maybe they'll sell you an 'upgrade socket', like the early pentium stuff, haha.
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