I don't mind mobile vs desktop name/branding, so long as it's always stated - "Mobile" 3080 suffices.
It'd be great if they could dump the Max-P / Max-Q / TI / Super garbage branding.
@Gilles3000 but imaging if something comes along and resolves the pinout, or an adapter is made :)
Another update: via TomsHardware:
"Asus XG Mobile eGPU
For enthusiasts, the interest will lie with the introduction of the XG Mobile eGPU, a 2.2-pound combination external graphics card, dock and power brick with up to a mobile RTX 3080. It adds extra USB ports, an Ethernet jack and display...
"But then, there’s the ROG XG Mobile, an external graphics enclosure that’s meant to add some additional power to the Flow X13. External graphics are nothing new, but the XG Mobile has a form...
I was a big fan and follower of the Sonnet Breakaway Puck, with the RX560 and RX570 models.
Looks like the refresh has something quite a bit beefier - I don't think internals are revealed yet, but it's only a matter of time.
I snagged a 4700G on Ebay pretty cheaply, but also there's a couple HP computers floating around with the 4700G for pretty cheap, like $450 at times.
One could snag for $450, swap in a cheap Ryzen 3200G, and resell for almost the same price.
Looks fun, but likely to be strictly Pentium- / Celeron- / Atom-class boards. But I can dream of a world where desktop-class stuff is stuffed onto this.
Found this guy on Ebay - I hadn't seen it shared here before, so I thought I might. I have no affiliation or relationship with this seller, just the first one I saw.
Maybe there's an X99 version in the works...
I checked this out myself, a while back - Mostly poured over YT and other sites for images of the 1050TI.
It's proprietary for sure, and uses a pair of flax-flex cables to pipe PCIe data and power. Not going to be user-replaceable, and while a higher-end graphics unit might come around, getting...