Eurocom Now Selling GPU Upgrades For Existing Laptops With GTX 980M and GTX 970M Optionsby Brett Howse on February 10, 2015 5:10 PM EST
Today Eurocom announced some interesting news. They are now selling new upgrade kits for existing laptops which feature a MXM 3.0b graphics card. This will let owners of older laptops, who are not interested in a complete upgrade, obtain the power of the new Maxwell 2 based GPUs from NVIDIA in their laptop.
MXM, or Mobile PCI Express Module, is a standard graphics interface for low power and small form factor systems, and was introduced to make it easier for OEMs to integrate a GPU into a system. They feature up to 16 PCIe Gen 2 lanes, up to a 256 bit memory interface, up to 4 dual mode Display Ports with HDMI support, in a standard package.
Although not inexpensive, it will allow customers to get some extra mileage out of their laptop, especially with the major improvements in performance we have seen with the Maxwell 2 based GTX 980M and GTX 970M. And overall while MXM was designed to allow just this kind of upgradability, it's actually fairly rare that we see upgrade cards released in this fashion, so it's nice to see this upgrade offered.
The kits come with all of the required hardware to make the swap, and each kit is tailored to a specific laptop make and model. Obviously this will only apply to systems that utilize MXM 3.0b card for the GPU.
If you are not afraid to open up your laptop, and you are looking for a graphics boost, you may want to check out the kits which can be found at Eurocom’s site.
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extide - Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - linkSweet, now I can upgrade my P150EM to a GTX980. Anyone wanna buy my GTX680 ? Heh.
sarm1084 - Sunday, November 1, 2015 - linkExtide, are you still trying to sell your old 680? Please let me know. Thanks.
kkzhe - Sunday, November 15, 2015 - link@sarm1084 I'm willing to sell my GTX 680M. I'm planning to upgrade to a GTX 980M, so let me know if you're still interested.
Corru - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - linkHey there, I wanna buy GTX 680M. If u r still selling it then reply here.
kkzhe - Monday, January 11, 2016 - link@Corru Hey, I'm actually gonna buy a 980m so I'd gladly sell you my 680m.
kkzhe - Monday, January 11, 2016 - link@Corru I know it's a pretty delayed reply, but I didn't think to check this link again until now. Do you have an alternate email I could speak to you through? I'd love to make this happen.
willber - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - linkI will buy it, what is your best price?
kkzhe - Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - linkI don't really have a set price right now. Honestly just looking for the best offer. It's the 4GB version of the GTX 680M
LoqqaL - Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - linkHi i am selling gtx760m anyone interesting with this card? I will upgrade to gtx980m.
egiraldo1 - Monday, April 11, 2016 - linkif you are willing to sell for 100 ill buy it