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Fujitsu-Siemens prepping an External Graphics Card for Notebboks

Posted by SG on Sunday, May 18, 2008

Notebook Review is reporting that Fujitsu-Siemens is prepping up a External Graphics card for notebooks. A leaked presentation of the company gave away the details.

The AMILO GraphicBooster is based on “ATI XGP” technology and makes it possbile for Fujitsu Siemens AMILO notebook owners to upgrade their graphics card, something that was not possible in the past. Fujitsu claims a 4.7X performance improvement with the GraphicBooster versus the graphics of a “small form factor” AMILO notebook, which are most likely integrated.

The following graph shows that an AMILO notebook with the GraphicBooster can get up to 8,000 points in what is presumably 3DMark06:

While on the go, users can leave the GraphicBooster behind and enjoy long battery life courtesy of their onboard graphics solution. The GraphicBooster allows users to connect up to three external displays to their notebook: it includes DVI-D and HDMI connections. It is unclear how this device connects to the notebook itself and whether it will work with other notebooks besides Fujitsu Siemens AMILOs.

No pricing details are available at this time, and some specifics remain unclear, but this is a promising device. It will allow users to buy an ultra portable or even a portable laptop and still be able to game complex games and be free of the Integrated Graphics of their notebooks.

Source : Notebook Review


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