2011 imac graphics update

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sjh004, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. sjh004 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
    According to an iFixit teardown of the 2011 iMac they said the graphics card was interchangeable. Does anyone know if it will be possible in a 2011 27" iMac to replace an AMD radon HD 6970M /w 2GB memory with the new GTX680MX?
  2. smashbob macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2012
    Has the Same question on my mind. Would be awesome!
  3. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    I would say almost certainly no. Your chipset has to support it, and it's a different brand and generation. I'm not sure where you can even go to buy standalone mobile graphics cards on the Internet. I'm sure you can, but I couldn't find a place.

    You could buy a new iMac with one, but that would sort of defeat the purpose. If you really want it, I would suggest selling your current machine ASAP before word of the new ones gets around too much.

    People have noticed that it looks like the GPU is on the motherboard in the 2012 iMacs as well, thus not swappable by itself.

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