iMac mid 2011 GPU upgrade

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  1. Brof macrumors newbie

    Brof

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    Hi everyone,
    New to this, sorry for any stupid things you will hear!!
    Can anyone tell me if there is a known gpu upgrade for an iMac 27 mid 2011 that is currently equipped with an AMD radeon HD 6970M at 2 ghz.
    Thanks in advance for the help
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Suggest a bigger bang for your buck would be to trade the unit in towards a new iMac.
     
  3. Raymel macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I just upgraded my GPU yesterday on my 2010 27" iMac. I went with a Nvidia Quadro K2000M. It an MXM-A 3.0 card which is the same size as the existing card so there are no additional mods you'll need to do. However you may have to drill in the holes on the x-clamp so the heatsink screws can fit. Thats what I did..worked like a charm. I suggest getting the K1100M though. Its about $20 cheaper on eBay and its slightly better.
     
  4. Brof thread starter macrumors newbie

    Brof

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    thanks for the response. To tell you the truth it was the first thing on my mind but the difference to get something good would be a bit steep. I would first like to try and see my options with my current setup. :)
     

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