Mac Mini Video Card question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Daily, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to upgrade the video card on my mini to something that supports Quartz Extreme?
     
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    G5Unit

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    macrumors member

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    Well, technically "sry" isnt a word! I just wasted everyones time didn't I...... sry..... :p
     
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    Sun Baked

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    Well you are allow one err a day. ;)
     
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    OutThere

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    Well, your Mac Mini already supports Quartz Extreme, which has been used for much of the 2D graphics eye-candy in OS X for a while. What it doesn't support is core-image, the latest and greatest rendering system that supports even more eye-candy. My guess is that in the next revision of minis they will put in the Radeon 9550, which supports core image. :)
     
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    Xeem

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    Well played, well played.

    If the Minis had a 9550 a month ago, I would have gotten one rather than my iBook. Then again, Apple doesn't want its "bargain" computer to steal business away from its more expensive ones.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well is it just not feasible to upgrade the video card? I mean _couldn't_ I simply yank out the 9200 and throw in a 9550?
     
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    Sun Baked

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    It's probably easier to upgrade the engine in a FWD car to a v-10 viper motor.

    THERE IS NO CARD ...

    It's a chip soldered directly to the board, any replacement needs to be pin compatible -- or it'll be a major challenge.

    The Mini also has tight space tolerances.
     
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    DaftUnion

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    you beat me to it.
     

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