This brings the story back around to separate cases with one for CPU/memory/drives and one for graphics. It would solve a lot of problems. Separate power, separate cooling, plenty of space, etc. And AMD has already worked with Cray amongst others on using a HyperTransport link direct from the CPUs to external boxes. It’s not like the small amount of latency there would matter; it’s bandwidth that counts when connecting to graphics.
Rumours of separate cases for graphics regularly pop up but this time they’ve been a bit more sticky and detailed. It could be nothing. Maybe it is just a rumour. Or it could just be a bit of R&D that’s going to be ditched or shrunk. But maybe, just maybe, this time it’s for real.
Could High End GPUs Be Moving to their own Case?
Source: The Inquirer
The Inquirer seems to have gotten the smell of a new rumor that ATI/AMD might be moving high end graphics configurations OUTSIDE of your case into another one in order to improve heat issues….do we really need this??