Graphics iMac 2012

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bottleneck, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. bottleneck macrumors member

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  2. leman macrumors 604

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  3. bottleneck thread starter macrumors member

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    Amd?

    You think they mix Nvidia and AMD?

    AMD is at the moment on a HD 6750M level with its 40nm Radeon 7600M (rebadged).

    So at the moment the 6970M is still the reference.

    Looking forward to April.
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    I think they won't use Nvidia ;)
     
  5. alksion macrumors 68000

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    Because of past driver and support issues, I would say you're probably right. Event though I would be stoked so we could get some cuda acceleration love!
     
  6. Stevies3 macrumors member

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    Can the user replace the video card? like in a PC?
     
  7. leman macrumors 604

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    Theoretically, yes, as the iMacs use the MXM expansion cards. However, replacing the card is not really practical, as a) the MXM cards are very expensive, b) you have to follow the thermal specs of an iMac unless you want to turn your computer into a fire hazard, c) its not clear whether the heat-think or size of the third party cards will play nicely with the iMac and d) iMac GPUs use custom firmware, so you will have to play with modded kernel extension modules in order to egt it right.

    In short, it is probably possible, but hardly worth time and money.
     

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