Gpu option on the new imac?

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  1. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

    CaptainCaveMann

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    I just noticed that you cant upgrade the video card on the new iMac even as a bto option, thats odd anyone know why? :cool:
     
  2. maya macrumors 68040

    maya

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    its an iMac. Apple will not allow the GPU to be upgraded by the user on iMac, eMac, iBook and some PowerBooks. The option for a 128Mb GPU on the top end models of the PowerBooks has only been offered as of recent revisions of the lineup. :)
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

    jxyama

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    basically, because iMac is an all in one... and it's not a gaming rig...

    (yeah, i know, a pretty weak reason, but i think it's mostly true. basically, if you know enough to think the video card on the iMac is insufficient, apple would like you to buy the PowerMac instead.)
     
  4. caveman_uk Guest

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    It's physically soldered on the logic board (motherboard) and therefore it's not a separate updatable card.
     
  5. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    How could you have failed to notice that? Just about every iMac thread contains complaints about the crap, non-upgradeable GPU card in the new iMacs! :D :D :p
     

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