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what's the story on MXM lately?  I'm about to give away a P770zm with 980M inside and I believe the next couple of years at least out of spec MXM cards were being put in notebooks.  Has it come back to spec?  I was looking up stuff and MXM stuff isn't easy to find unless you know what you're looking for.  Which leads to next question because I am lightly researching eGPUs and I was wondering  because of the previous question has any ODM/OEM made a dock/eGPU with MXM card?

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AFAIK, no laptop manufacturers are putting MXM cards in current-generation laptops anymore.  You can find "standard" Turing and Ampere MXM cards (T1000/T2000/A1000/A2000), but they are more built for small embedded systems and "happen to work" in some older laptops with MXM slots.  (They are also hard to find and expensive when they do pop up.)  Higher-end cards like A4500 exist but are even more difficult to come by.

 

I don't recall seeing a GeForce MXM card since RTX 2080 and those were wildly out of spec in terms of both size/shape and power requirement.  High-end GPUs have moved beyond the MXM spec (it was designed for around 100W TDP max, and it can be pushed a bit higher than that... but Ampere GPUs can pull up to around 175W).  A modern standard has not emerged.  Laptop manufacturers are happy to either solder GPUs directly onto the motherboard or use proprietary cards.

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The newer Turing/Ampere MXM cards are basically only targeted at industries like medical, military, rail transport for example

 

There are also some (non standard) MXM cards from egpu enclosures such as the Sonnet Breakaway puck and Sparkle/PowerColor gaming station

eGPU Breakaway Puck RX 5550 XT/5700 - Sonnet (sonnettech.com)

Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck RX 5700 teardown : eGPU (reddit.com)

 

RADEON Mini GameStation - SPARKLE 

MXM form factor RX 6600 teardown : Amd (reddit.com) (this one looks standard?)

 

Also non standard MXM Quadro T1000/T2000 in the HP Z2 Mini G5 PC

HP Z2 Mini G5 with i9-10900 & NVIDIA® Quadro® T1000 (4GB) - HP Store UK

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On 12/21/2022 at 3:43 AM, pukemon said:

what's the story on MXM lately?  I'm about to give away a P770zm with 980M inside and I believe the next couple of years at least out of spec MXM cards were being put in notebooks.  Has it come back to spec?  I was looking up stuff and MXM stuff isn't easy to find unless you know what you're looking for.  Which leads to next question because I am lightly researching eGPUs and I was wondering  because of the previous question has any ODM/OEM made a dock/eGPU with MXM card?

You can put pascal series cards to it without any problem, except for zotac card, the have different thermal sensor output, and they go emergency mode after sime time, but they giving screen and show life, planning to buy a p770zm, and have a p3200 . So my plan is to put the p3200 into the p770zm.

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