Graphics Cards for iMac and MBP

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

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