Graphics Cards for iMac and MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by debrey, May 6, 2006.

  1. debrey macrumors member

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    So I am researching my upcoming Mac purchase like mad... And I keep wondering whether graphics cards are easy to upgrade. If I buy a game that requires 256 MB could I easily upgrade my iMac or MBP?

    -- David
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    no go for there - if you want the best GPU in either get it when you buy it


    no upgrades for GPU after you bought them
     
  3. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    It is a pretty small upgrade fee, if you want it you will have to get it now as you can't upgrade it later.

    It is pretty essential for dual displays
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

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    If you are doing "heavy research", you should know that only tower Macs have upgradable videocards
     
  5. debrey thread starter macrumors member

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    I do now. Why would the simple fact that I am doing research like mad mean that I know this? If I had the knowledge I was looking for, I wouldn't be looking for it.
     
  6. eXan macrumors 601

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    Because you are saying that you research like mad :D

    Anyway, is there a laptop with upgradable video card? Im not talking about 2 inch thick ones
     
  7. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Or a mad researcher?

    :)

    Anyway, iMacs are wonderful if you want a computer to do things with, if you want a degree of "Future Proofing" then the big Cheese Grater Tower of Power is your best bet.

    Of course the Intel flavoured Cheese Graters will be here soon....
     

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