the laptop is a XMG U700 ULTRA Shenker/mysn.de with a choice of ATI and nVidia 560M/580M GPU with possible SLI , does this help in telling whether it's a MXM notebook or not?
EDIT: answer from the vendors:
as I told you, we can’t guarantee that the U700 will receive any upgrade beyond the current generation GPUs. It will support the new Radeon HD 6990M however, that’s already confirmed.
But I need to advisse you: if you want a GPU upgrade in the future we can’t take your old GPU back, you have to sell it your self if you want to save money.
Also you can’t just buy any GPU from a 3rd party vendor, it needs to have a VBIOS designed to work with the barebone. Interoperability in the MXM standard is limited to whether the VBIOS recognizes the mainboard/outlets.
was this actually all known beforehand/foreseeable?can it be solved?
Edited by Dark_Ansem - 8/26/11 at 10:11am
Yes indeed the G970X is based on MXM so it will support future GPU cards.