Originally Posted by infinitespecter
The new Vaio Z confirms some of the things that we were speculating that Thunderbolt can do.
Sorry fella but the info has been out there for months now, Sony confirms nothing.
Sony implemented it using a USB port, and it only works on their own peripherals.
Yep and people think Apple is too closed system wise.
They took a Macbook Air sized computer and gave it an external BluRay drive that happens to also house a Radeon 6650 graphics card and a USB 3 port, so it is proof that external graphics cards and USB 3 can work over Thunderbolt.
It proves nothing because we already knew this. The real question isn't can but is it wise to do so. Personally I see little value in such approaches but I try to keep my mind open.
I really hope Apple does something like this for the Air.
I really hope not!!!! Why gut the AIR of a decent GPU for something that will by its very nature be slower than if the GPU was included on the motherboard? I'm sure some will lap it up but I don't want my computing power split between different boxes.