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  • SoulShadow - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    There must be some major compression going on to display 1080p wirelessly over 2.5Gbps bandwidth Reply
  • xdrol - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    FYI, 1920 x 1080 x 32bit x 30 FPS uncompressed is just 1.99 Gbps. Reply
  • TheCommish - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    so uncompressed 1080p (60fps) would be ~4Gbps > 2.5 Reply
  • ShieTar - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Mmh, but do I understand correctly that an GPU is actually inside the remote box, that is connected to the laptop CPU via this form of wireless PCIe? In that case you would not have to transport uncompressed formats, but rather send the video data to be decoded by the GPU. And Blueray data rates are nowhere near 2.5 Gbps. Reply
  • xdrol - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    And how is compressing video to 62.5% "major"? (Hint: it is not, lossless compressions can do more.) Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    You should be looking at 24bit color not 32bit (the last 8 bits aren't needed for output); so your raw bandwidth is only ~3Gbits. 20% is within reason for lossless compression. Reply
  • ShieTar - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    "WiGig isn't too fond of walls"

    60 GHz in general isn't too fond of anything containing water either. So make sure that your roommates don't step into between you and your router while trying to use it.

    Even in normal air, 60 GHz range is about 10 m. Results may differ depending on where you live and how your AC works.

    I think this may be rather practical for short ranges, let's say wireless docking stations and screens, but I would not really expect it to make a reasonable wireless network for a whole house/apartment.
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  • EnzoFX - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Hmm, then those things might as well be stationary. If it's stationary, I like to run a cable for it. Reply
  • DanNeely - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    A plugless docking station would make docking much easier for people who don't want to spend the extra for a business class laptop; or who need gaming grade gfx support on the go. Reply
  • MGSsancho - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    point-to-point between buildings is where this chip will make millions. even if the range with dishes is a few miles with big dishes this would be a no brainer compared to running fiber across a city. Reply
  • danjw - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    "Imagine going on business and having a hard drive in your back that connects wirelessly to your laptop at a faster rate than the hard drive in the laptop."

    I think "in your back" should read 'in your backpack', 'in your bag' , or "in your back pocket'.
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  • dnd728 - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    I believe this adapter is tri-band: 2.4GHz, 5GHz & 60GHz.
    ...and that it is possible to replace the regular wifi card with this one, maintaining compatibility with existing wifi products in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

    See here:
    http://www.digikey.ca/ca/en/techzone/wireless/reso...
    Not the same chip, but very close.
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