In the video right after the break, a guy demonstrated that he could use external graphic card to run games on MacBook Air with frame rate per second hovered around 90 frames per second. The trick is that he used Thunderbolt and his external graphic card rig. My imagination is now feeling tickled! Does this mean if we try and things are right we might be able to hook up a humongous box with — only — few dozens of external graphic cards within so we can do just about anything graphic intensive? Such a graphic card box will run hot of course, but with proper cooling everything will be alright. Furthermore, when you can externally partition graphic power from CPU power, it means you can have the graphic power be stationary everywhere, and all you need is your mobile devices to be on the go. I wonder, if the Internet connection can be just as fast as Thunderbolt, will graphic power go streaming in real time across the Internet tubes? Anyhow, the YouTube video is right after the break. Enjoy it!!!
Afterthought: Wouldn’t it be awesome if virtual computers (virtualization of computing power) could tap into the full potential of the external graphic power? In this sort of case, the virtualization of computing does not need to mimic the video graphic card hardware, but just tap into the graphic power directly. This will unleash cheap computing furthermore. You can basically run a bunch of different operating systems on one machine through the virtualization of computing with true graphic power. I think this will be super super cool!!!
- A Wonderful Lunatic Turned a MacBook Air Into a Badass Gaming Rig (gizmodo.com)
- 11″ MacBook Air Owner Connects High-End Graphics Card With Complex Thunderbolt Setup (macrumors.com)
- “NVIDIA” launches the fastest graphics card in the world (th3wall.wordpress.com)
- MacBook Air Owner Rigs External GPU To His Computer Via Thunderbolt (ubergizmo.com)
- MacBook Air rigged with NVIDIA GeForce GPU for Thunderbolt super-build (slashgear.com)
- Improve MacBook Air graphics 7x using a DIY Thunderbolt external GPU (geek.com)
- Attaching a Thunderbolt GPU to a Macbook Air (w/ benchmarks) (forum.techinferno.com)
- Gigabyte Preparing GTX 780 SOC Graphics Card (eteknix.com)
- MacBook Air gets gaming credentials through home-built external GPU (video) (engadget.com)