Upgrade D500 to D700 in future?

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  1. thomasfalke macrumors member

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    Do you guys think it will be possible to upgrade the D500 to D700 in the future?
     
  2. 2128506 macrumors regular

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    So far it looks like just a plug-in board.

    Apple probably will not sell self-install kits, as GPU is not listed in user-serviceable components, but this definitely could be an in-store upgrade.
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    It might be possible to buy the D700 boards somehow, but it will most likely cost noticeably more than just doing the D700 upgrade with the initial purchase.

    Apple Stores tend to not do upgrades like that. An Apple Authorized Service Provider might do it, but the cost of the D700s as I said will likely be a lot more than buying it with the system.
     
  4. sturmnacht macrumors member

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    Is upgrading the graphics cards more complex than upgrading the CPU?

    Based on what is quoted above, it sounds like it.
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    I doubt it's complex. It's just the cost of the cards since the only ones available are the ones Apple makes.
     
  6. ytoyoda macrumors member

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    Probably, the most cost effective and easiest upgrade is selling your nMP and buying new one in required config, I think.
     
  7. sturmnacht macrumors member

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    Since the CPU is Intel's, is it cheaper to upgrade, or the CPUs are also specially made for Apple?
     
  8. Bear macrumors G3

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    CPUs appear to be stock Intel parts.
     

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