Modern laptops are so compact that there is simply no room for powerful graphics cards.  The heat they would generate would be very problematic. However, with the advent of high-speed data interfaces, this problem has an elegant solution – external graphics accelerators. They can be carried around and connected when high performance is required.  A kickstarter for the ex Core external GPU is underway and is looking promising.

The small box looks like an external hard drive and weighs only 700 g, but it hides the Nvidia GTX 1050 with 4 GB of memory. The front end has a small cut for better air circulation, and in the center of the top panel there is a powerful fan, which provides efficient cooling even in the maximum performance mode.

eX Core connects to the laptop via the USB-C interface, which serves not only for data transfer, but also for powering the video card. To display the image on a TV or an external display, another USB-C and an HDMI 2.0b port that supports 4K resolution at 60 Hz can be used.

The ex Core is compatible with laptops running Windows 10 and macOS. In both cases, the OS will automatically find the drivers, no additional configuration is required. If you would like to know more about this device, follow the link below.

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/exklim/turn-your-laptop-into-a-gaming-rig-meet-the-ex-cor