For those unfamiliar with the company and its activities, Eurocom is a provider of high-end, professional mobile workstations and gaming laptops, among other things.
The newest models already have top-of-the-line hardware, but the older ones could become a problem.
Fortunately, Eurocom's laptops are actually quite easy to upgrade, as far as graphics go anyway.
That is why Eurocom has opened a program through which owners of any laptops featuring the modular MXM 3.0b VGA technology can swap existing discrete graphics for a high performance or an ultra-high performance alternative.
“At Eurocom, we have offered fully upgradeable notebooks to our clients for many years because we believe strongly in the long term benefits it offers,” said Mark Bialic, Eurocom president.
“VGA upgradeability allows users to extend lifespan of their equipment while providing various levels of performance and easy migration to newer GPU technologies.”
There are four high performance graphics cards and two ultra-high performance cards.
In the former category, the 1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M is one example, with 336 CUDA cores. Then there is the 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M (384 CUDA cores).
The 3GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX (960 CUDA cores) and 4GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX (960 CUDA) cores are the other two.
As for the strongest cards, one of them is the AMD Radeon HD 7970M, with 2 GB GDDR5 and 1,280 stream processors. The other is NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680M, with 4 GB VRAM and 1,344 CUDA cores.
Eurocom is one of the few companies that give their customers such an easy time upgrading their laptops. In theory, notebooks could easily be created while keeping this functionality in mind. Sadly, not many other companies are known to act on the possibility, definitely not to this extent.