According to AMDâs Robert Hallock:
Ultra-thin notebooks are awesome to carry, but nobody in their right mind would confuse one for a gaming notebook.Â But thereâs still a HUGE appetite for thin notebooks that can game. I also bet thereâs a bunch of gamers out there who, as they get into their 30s and 40s, wouldnât mind condensing their entire computing life down into one device that does it allâ¦ External GPUs are the answer. External GPUs with standardised connectors, cables, drivers, plugânâplay, OS support, etc.
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The solution may lie in Thunderbolt 3, a type of USB Type-C connection that can deliver up to 40Gbps of bandwidth. Laptop makers such as AsusÂ and Razer have recently unveiled the ROG XG Station 2 and the Core GPU enclosure to accomplish this goal by offering ultra-light portability but power from a desktop graphics card when needed (and plugged in).
As far as AMD, the solution could come at GDC 2016, but a quick scan of the sessions seems as if most revolve around DirectX 12. That said, itâs still the most likely place to drop a product that could fill this need.
â¤ AMD wants to standardize the external GPU [ArsTechnica]