imac advice

Discussion in 'iMac' started by makatak88, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. makatak88 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    just found a good deal on the new 21" imac. My question is that its only has a 256mb card in it- ati radeon 4670. This scares me a little as everything is becoming so GPU intensive. Is there an option to upgrade this card down the track.? It will be primarily used for runnning cs4 design suite. Any advice would be much appreciated
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    No. You have to get the card you want from the get-go. Apple doesn't have an upgrade path for video cards (or much else for that matter).
     
  3. makatak88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    unless you have a soldering iron and balls of steel ;)
     
  5. makatak88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    dammit I have the soldering iron but am lacking the balls of steel.....:(
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Not to mention access to the iMac's custom-built graphics cards. Repair shops are not permitted by Apple to sell parts to customers.
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Unless you play games or do heavy video editing, that GPU will be more than enough. Very few applications actually support e.g. OpenCL which unleashes GPU's power for regular CPU tasks. For normal usage, GPU will be idling most of its time
     

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