Aww, this tiny M.2 GPU is sooo cute!

Asrock Rack just made an M.2 graphics card—just don't expect to run Cyberpunk 2077 on it

Credit: Asrock Rack

Asrock Rack’s M2_VGA might be the cutest little “GPU” we’ve ever seen. 

Yes, it's an entire graphics card made to slip into a tiny little M.2 slot on a motherboard. The card features a Silicon Motions SM750 embedded multi-chip module. The SM750 features 16MB of DDR for its frame buffer, dual 300MHz DACs, and a single PCIe lane. Asrock specs the M2_VGA at a non-whopping 1.49 Watts of power consumption. And no, don’t bring your DisplayPort display, because it looks like the M2_VGA is old-school VGA only.

If you’re wondering how you can plumb a graphics card into M.2: Remember that it’s standard PCIe lanes in the M.2 slot. Today, most use them for NVMe SSDs.

The M2_VGA, of course, isn’t meant or intended to be paired with desktop system to power graphics, but theoretically it could work—provided you could get the drivers for it.

The M2_VGA will likely go into rack servers, point of sale systems, kiosks, digital slot machines, and other embedded PC applications. So no, definitely do not buy the M2_VGA to try to play Cyberpunk 2077.

m2 vga 2l Asrock Rack

The Asrock M2_VGA is an M.2 graphics card with 16MB of RAM. It uses a single PCIe lane.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Gordon Mah Ung

Gordon Mah Ung

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?