Discrete GPU on a NUC?

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Discrete GPU on a NUC?

Postposted on Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:54 am

This should work, right? Specifically the PE4L-PM060A... I know mPCIe is just x1 but does it scale with PCIe versions, would a Hasewell NUC have mPCIe 3.0? That would be what, 1000MB/s? Maybe you could run a GT640 on that without losing much performance? You can grab NUC boards for pretty cheap (that one's Ivy) and other than the power supply I think you'd be all set...

I read up on all the folks doing eGPU stuff with adapters like this (mostly express card), but no one trying any mods with something like a NUC, BRIX, etc... Of course if Gigabyte would just release a Kaveri BRIX then it wouldn't really matter, but it still might be fun... :P
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Re: Discrete GPU on a NUC?

Postposted on Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:30 pm

There are products in development to take PCIe and pump it through a thunderbolt port. The link below is a DIY setup but it shows promise for the stuff coming down the pipe.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1626 ... ance-by-7x

A CES product that should be released this year.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7697/silv ... c-and-more
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Re: Discrete GPU on a NUC?

Postposted on Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:52 pm

Losergamer04 wrote:There are products in development to take PCIe and pump it through a thunderbolt port.


In development? They have been out for over a year now (I've had mine for at least that long).

http://eshop.macsales.com/Search/Search ... hunderbolt

http://www.sonnettech.com/product/thund ... index.html

http://www.sonnettech.com/product/legac ... index.html
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Re: Discrete GPU on a NUC?

Postposted on Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:17 pm

No other takers on this idea? Seems like a fun mod, might try it if I got a little validation/interest...
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