Asus EAH3850 Trinity
While the Asus Trinity might be able to push out some decent benchmarking results and offer users the ability to upgrade the GPU/Memory on the card, Asus implicitly state that it will never go into mass production - and in all honesty, that makes us quite happy. Don't get me wrong, the Trinity is a great bit of kit, and something that ASUS will undoubtedly be able to win many willy-waving competitions against other ATI AIB's with, but the practicality of such a card (mainly thanks to its bulky cooling solution) means that it wouldn't stand a chance in the real world.
However, one area that the MXM modular GPU technology could certainly show promise is in HTPC's. Where HTPC users are normally limited for choice with what cards can be used in low-profile enclosures, an MXM module integrated on to an M-ATX motherboard could possibly (if the support was there) give users the ability to pick and choose from a much wider range of GPU's, and upgrade without worrying about possible fitting issues.
• Pretty decent results for three mid-range notebook GPU's slapped together.
• MXM design allows for upgrading of GPU (not that we'll ever see an MXM module again...maybe).
• Its huuuuuge!
• Thermaltake cooling..
In three words: silly, sexy, cool.
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