24 inch imac xenon?

speakerwizard

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im not to informed on intel sockets, just ordered 24inch imac but didnt opt for cpu upgrade as its very pricey, im hoping maybe one day in the future i can upgrade it, would a xenon fit in the socket or the core Quodro when released?
 

topgunn

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speakerwizard said:
im not to informed on intel sockets, just ordered 24inch imac but didnt opt for cpu upgrade as its very pricey, im hoping maybe one day in the future i can upgrade it, would a xenon fit in the socket or the core Quodro when released?
No, a XEON will not fit in the iMac. They use different sockets.
 

nagromme

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Some reports say the new iMacs have the chip soldered in place.

Even if it is socketed, there aren't likely to be too many upgrades possible: Intel is changing to a different socket soon.
 

mdntcallr

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yeah another area for frequent upgrades is the graphics card.

unfortunately the imac 24" does not as reported have an easy upgrade path for this. it is built deep inside the imac. so, reports of upgradablility are vastly wrong. while a better card could theoretically be put in there. there are none at this point available at retail. basically only apple has the cards they put in there. and they don't make it easy to reach.

i wish apple woudl release a mid tier tower/mac something better than the imac, but less expensive than the mac pro. something we users can upgrade over timemas tech advances