iMAC GPU upgrade 980M

Discussion in 'iMac' started by AsprineTm, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. AsprineTm macrumors member

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    Hey,
    I was wondering if there was already anyone who tried to install the new Nvidia 980M GPU inside there normal IMAC. (Won't fit in the rIMAC anyway so lets just focus on the normal Imac.)

    Would be a killer!
     
  2. paelzersebbi macrumors member

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    #2
    Isn't this impossible since the GPU is soldered to the logic board?
     
  3. ikaka macrumors regular

    ikaka

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    #3
    Correct
     
  4. AsprineTm thread starter macrumors member

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    Not on the 2011 model if I'm correct. But else this thread can die.
     
  5. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully Apple is trying this right now in preparation for the next refresh :D
     
  6. habeebhashim macrumors member

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    I've read before that the changeable MXM graphic module generate more heat than those soldered.

    Maybe that's the reason why Apple went soldered with the slim iMacs.

    That and for forced upgrades... :D
     
  7. harrydebest macrumors newbie

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    GPUs from the Mid 2011 iMacs are confirmed to be working on earlier 27inch Models.
     

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