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Asus Trinity Prototype Review
Hot Hardware take a look at an Asus Trinity prototype, an interesting 3D graphics product that was intended to be nothing more than a proof of concept:
Though perhaps that's not as interesting or innovative as how Asus went about cobbling this demo together. Instead of designing a custom PCB, they took a path of least resistance and pulled together ready-made notebook graphics modules slotted mezzanine-style on the top and bottom side of the board.
Looking at the bottom side of the board, you can see how the GPU cards are dropped into what essentially are MXM graphics module slots mounted horizontally on the board. There are two of these on the bottom and another on the top side of the board. Though we didn't pull the assembly apart (we didn't want to risk damaging the beast), we suspect there must be a PCI Express switch sandwiched in there somewhere to divide the lanes amongst a single PEG X16 slot. In addition, if you look closely, you'll see there are ATI CrossFire ribbon cables spliced into the assembly as well. Finally, Asus shipped the kit with a Thermaltake BigWater 760is cooling system in order to keep temps in line with all that GPU sandwich action going on.
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