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PCI-SIG proposes external PCIe cable standard

By Jos
Jun 24, 2011
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  1. The PCI Special Interest Group has revealed plans to develop an external version of PCI Express to rival the likes of eSATA, USB 3.0, and Intel’s new Thunderbolt interconnect. Theā€¦

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  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 904   +54

    Interesting, what ever happened to that external videocard concept they had a few years back?
     
  3. Just as Tekka, the best thing that comes to mind is external videocards. I'm tired of having to stick with w/e the vendors slam in there.
     
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    I actually stopped using external PCIe because for some reason my computer would not recognize the attached hard drive when it came out of sleep, forcing a reboot.

    That aside, yey, more competing standards. USB = same plugs. Period. You'd figure the industry learned the lesson with firewire.
     
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,913   +718

    You mean this?
    Good luck finding an XGP enabled laptop, or a XGP graphics solution to plug it into. This Fujitsu model was supposed to be the poster child for XPG...though I think that particular poster child ended up trussed in a white van sometime in 2009.
    ...all on different cables. Yay!
    A quick look on and in my desk and workbench yeilds:
    Standard-A to Standard-A (data transfer)
    Standard-A to Standard-B (printer)
    Standard-A to Mini-B (camera)
    Standard-A to Micro-B (phone)
    Standard-A to Micro-A (mp4 player)
    Micro AB to Mini-B (phone charger/data)
     
  6. (For PCs) the immediate future will be only USB 3.0...
     
  7. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Why look at the immediate future? The immediate future is buying a sandy bridge cpu. But it won't be long before ivy bridge is out. Look farther into the future.

    AMD XGP. Well now I see why it flopped.
     
  8. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 634   +60

    Or even sooner the AMD bulldozer cpus will be out, but we all know you hate AMD :p
     
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,913   +718

    Even sooner than what?
    What gave it away?
     
  10. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 904   +54

    I thought there was one for desktops, and the reason they were going external was do to the increasing power requirements of videocards.
     
  11. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,913   +718

    I don't think the external graphics solution has been investigated for use with desktops, and it's much easier to add another PCIe power connector (or upgrade 6pin to 8pin) to a discrete card than to manufacture an entire ePCIe enclosure.
     
     
  12. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

  13. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,913   +718

    Sweet. Sub-zero graphics cooling and cold drinks all in one convenient location.
     
  14. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,690   +60

    Hmm I figured external video cards would be to far from the mobo slowing them down. But that would be great, my video card puts out majority of the heat in my case. Here in arizona it would be a god send, but then again my comp already heats my house up enough as it is.
     
  15. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 634   +60

    Than ivy bridge. Just poking fun at his disdain for AMD.

     
  16. The external video card did come out made by Asus using pcie express card slot
     


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