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ATi External Graphics Technology Pictured

Hexus has a
photo showing a Radeon X1950 graphics card inserted into a PCIe x16 slot on a
PCB supplied with an additional 12V power. Notice that there are two x4 cabled
PCI Express links delivering up to x8 bandwidth but it is strange that they
didn’t use two x8 cabled PCI Express links or one x16 PCIe link instead to offer
a full x16 bandwidth. This external graphics technology is codenamed Lasso and
ATi has been showing this to their partners since last year. ATi is said to be
working on external Crossfire configurations as well. There are some
similarities between Lasso and XG Station although Lasso runs off cabled PCI
Express while XG Station runs off ExpressCard interface. ASUS plans to switch
over to cabled PCI Express too in their future XG Station with other cool
features. Check out our XG Station
Preview
for more details.

Hexus has a
photo showing a Radeon X1950 graphics card inserted into a PCIe x16 slot on a
PCB supplied with an additional 12V power. Notice that there are two x4 cabled
PCI Express links delivering up to x8 bandwidth but it is strange that they
didn’t use two x8 cabled PCI Express links or one x16 PCIe link instead to offer
a full x16 bandwidth. This external graphics technology is codenamed Lasso and
ATi has been showing this to their partners since last year. ATi is said to be
working on external Crossfire configurations as well. There are some
similarities between Lasso and XG Station although Lasso runs off cabled PCI
Express while XG Station runs off ExpressCard interface. ASUS plans to switch
over to cabled PCI Express too in their future XG Station with other cool
features. Check out our XG Station
Preview
for more details.

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