mxm Graphics Module
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To enable OEMs & system builders to ship graphics options with
fastest time-to-market, and with minimal system qualification
About MXM

MXM Mission

To enable OEMs & system builders to ship graphics options with fastest time-to-market and with minimal system qualification

System Benefits

  • Fastest time-to-market for graphics
  • Reduced in-system qualification
  • Single system cooler design across multiple modules
  • One graphics module leveraged across many platforms
  • More graphics options for each system

MXM 3.0 Improvements


Cheaper

* Reduced system power rails (from 5 to 4), lower current
* Eliminate display muxes on motherboard
* Cheaper power supply (guarrenteed power supply cooling)
* No backside cooling
* Consolidated connector volume (one connector)

Thinner * 1mm+ reduced z-height (Type-A vs. Type-II)
* Reduced total volume (Type-A vs. Type-II)
* Improved support for in-line connector
More flexible * Fewer board designs (improved compatibility)
* More graphics options (improved compatibility)
More manufacturable * Improved chamfer manufacturability
* One SKU supports insertion/assembly from top/bottom
New features * Up to 4 dual-mode Display Ports
* Low-swing PCI Express Gen 2
* Shorter boot time
* Advanced thermal control
* Improved support for Hybrid Power / PowerExpress
* 20+ reserved pins
* 8 OEM reserved pins

MXM TECHNICAL BRIEF

Specification Revision and Review Process