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11/8/04 at 11:07am
|PCI-Express 16x and able to be swapped. Removing four screws allows you remove the panel and removing four more screws allows you to take out the GPU heatsink by simply pulling straight up on it. The heatsink is expected to work with other GPUs, and ATI is also working to represent along with future NVIDIA and ATI GPUs.|
Originally Posted by knightofdarknes
Great review. Forgive me for being confused, but this quote:
What does this mean exactly? More specifically, the point I'm trying to get at is whether or not MXM is being used here, and if I buy the 9860 as it is available now, will I only be able to upgrade to later NVIDIA releases, or is it gonna be compatible with ATI releases also?
And I was just readin up at anandtech about the 450/600 version of the Go 6800 and was wondering when that would be available?
Originally Posted by Luke@PCTorque
Sager/Clevo used their own technology, not MXM or AXIOM, but a hybrid. It will allow for upgrades to either ATI or NVIDIA.
Originally Posted by McGuillicuddy
My understanding, then, is that ATI/Nvidia will have to make chips specifically for Sager/Clevo machine, which will differ from PCI-E interfaces that will be used in machines from other manufacturers. So, if the remaining manufacturers use a more standard, common interface (say MXM or AXIOM) then it seems unlikely that ATI/Nvidia will continue to make newer chips to specifically fit the Sager machines when the vast majority of machines out there will be using a different technology.
Does that make sense to anybody? Are my fears completely unfounded? I'm just worried that, while technically upgradeable, that no chip upgrades will actually be offered.
|The results we got on the M28-based Clevo engineering sample are also impressive, but need to be taken with a grain of salt. This is a non-shipping notebook, and while the M28 can be clocked up to 400/400, we want to wait until we've got a shipping M28-based laptop from a system maker to see where the clocks wind up. To that end, we're currently working to secure two shipping notebooks with very similar CPUs and other system-level components, where one is equipped with M28 and the other has the GeForce Go 6800.|