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wantedzai
12-05-2012, 05:43 PM
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MSI's external GPU dock, the GUS II, has potential to make a lot of Thunderbolt aficionados very happy. Similar to the external power media dock for the Sony VAIO Z, the GUS II connects via Thunderbolt and can be fitted with any single- or dual-channel AMD or Nvidia GPU so long as it doesn't need more than 150W of power.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=143IpdBS4xA

Maybe can at least inserted with GTX 550 Ti or GTX 660. (In future maybe GTX 680 can xD)
What do you guys think about this External GPU Dock.

My queston is...
1. Can our G75/G55 run it on our thunderbolt port?
2. Does it compatible with our internal GPU?
3. Does it work like SLI or Crossfire...or we need to pick 1 to work (internal or external)

If this works great on laptop...this could be my new solution for not buying a new pc gaming and just use my G55 & The External GPU ;)

SUKARA@ASUS
12-06-2012, 07:07 AM
This product does not seem to be sold~
Basically,should be not supported for Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire feature...

rewben
12-06-2012, 07:49 AM
nice looking; but i think it should allow us to add our own power source (like those DIY kind; we can have all sorts of PSU's we want), in case we wanna have something more powerful lol!

wantedzai
12-06-2012, 05:10 PM
Done a little research.

-ViDock 4 Plus


http://www.villageinstruments.com/tiki-index.php?page=ViDock

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-Asus XG Station


http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/External_Graphics_Card/XG_Station/

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-Lucid Thunderbolt External GPU


http://youtu.be/nkoMgsb_ETo


What you guys think about it?
ViDock 4 Plus seems like can support GTX680...but unfortunately it uses express card slot. Preety sure our G55/G75 dun have it :(

@rewben. Like this pic right? But it seems hard to do :rolleyes:

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rewben
12-07-2012, 06:22 AM
yes haha! they're really nice.. i just hope it's easy to operate (kind of unsure how this thing works)

i start imagining amd's 2-gpu 8990 running on this lol!

ikennyyy
12-08-2012, 12:49 AM
Actually I was thinking about doing this as well, the TH05 is a thunderbolt port to PCI-E. If you set-up your own power supply such as a 450 watt and a GTX 680.

This is the website where the TH05 can be bought. Once I have a little bit more money I can actually try this out. Around Jan I was planning on buying this and hooking it up. I have a GTX 550ti laying around. I'll try it with that first and then I'm gonna see if it can run a GTX 680 by using my brother card.

http://www.hwtools.net/Adapter/TH05.html

wantedzai
12-08-2012, 07:20 AM
Actually I was thinking about doing this as well, the TH05 is a thunderbolt port to PCI-E. If you set-up your own power supply such as a 450 watt and a GTX 680.

This is the website where the TH05 can be bought. Once I have a little bit more money I can actually try this out. Around Jan I was planning on buying this and hooking it up. I have a GTX 550ti laying around. I'll try it with that first and then I'm gonna see if it can run a GTX 680 by using my brother card.

http://www.hwtools.net/Adapter/TH05.html

Brilliant! ikennyyy please share ur result and a guide on how to do it! I'm looking forward to your successful :D

jblagden
08-16-2013, 08:14 PM
I recently emailed MSI about it and the sales representative said that MSI will not put the GUS II into production because it "Did not meet our production criteria to launch to market as a viable product.".

It looks like MSI may have underestimated the amount of people that want to buy the GUS II.

It looks like the only way to convince MSI to produce it is through this petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/msi-micro-star-international-co-ltd-sell-us-the-msi-gus-ii-we-want-to-buy-it

The petition is still over 9,000 signatures short, but it may be attainable. I'd appreciate if you guys would help spread this around to get more signatures.

The MSI GUS II would be the only eGPU solution which goes directly through Thunderbolt and would cost under $200.