External graphics card — the product is absolutely not new. Such devices have existed in the market ten years ago. But they used either proprietary connectors or the port Express Slot. Second, over time, disappeared from laptops and non-standard ports — the idea itself is not the best.
In addition, the performance of graphics cards has grown rapidly, so for connectivity with external needed high-speed interface. And so there was. This Thunderbolt 3. Its capacity is enough that external graphics cards again became a useful product. Therefore, manufacturers have rushed to make such decisions. It is after all how? The user who needs the most thin and light notebook, but sometimes not averse to play, can buy a suitable mobile PCs and external graphics card. Moreover, it is possible to separately buy the docking station separately and 3D map by choosing the right decision for themselves.
However, such devices are very massive, require additional power and you are stationary. Can this be fixed? Based on the project eX Core. eX Core is the most compact external video card. Now its creators collect at the launch of his brainchild funds on Kickstarter. Collect quite successfully, as requested 63 000 dollars already collected 93 000 dollars, and three weeks left.
So, eX Core — video card external dimensions only 150 x 104 x 20 mm and weighing only 710 g. This allows easily to take it with you. Compactness has been achieved thanks to the use of the mobile version of the GeForce GTX 1050 with 4 GB of memory. And then the GPU overclocked to 1680 MHz. This is enough to pogamat even in something heavy, though not at maximum speed.
To the laptop, as already mentioned, is connected with Thunderbolt 3. In addition, there are another USB type-C port and an HDMI port for connecting external monitors. But regarding the food situation is not very clear.
Numerous photographs and video card only connects to the laptop, but the description says that it comes with a power supply with a USB-C power output of 90 watts. If I understand correctly, in the case of laptops, whose USB ports-C not only supports Thunderbolt 3, but the specifications of USB Power Delivery (allow you to send cable up to 100 watts of power), eX Core is connected only to the laptop, and that’s cool. In other cases you will have to use a power supply. However, it is in any case quite portable solution that you can still take. And it’s not just interesting in itself, but I think will kick the ass of large manufacturers that will soon offer something similar. Perhaps even cheaper. For eX Core also asking for $ 400, which, given its parameters, it is normal.
Of the remainder, it is possible to note the active cooling system and three colors. Deliveries should start in July.