Upgrade graphics card?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xystus, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. xystus macrumors newbie

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    I have a 17" macbook pro. (late 2011) it has a 6770m graphics card, but for games like battlefield 3 (which i run in bootcamp), this doesn't do the trick. is there a way to upgrade the graphics card or maybe have apple do it or somthing?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, the GPU is not upgradable.
     
  3. xystus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and yet another reason why i should have went with a desktop..... :mad:
     
  4. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    And another reason you should've done some research before buying a laptop period. Just about 99.99% of laptops have only two upgradable parts: the hard drive and RAM, the rest is soldered onto a single board.
     
  6. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah...pretty much this. You have none of my remorse.
     
  7. DVD9 macrumors 6502a

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    Just for future reference via Google search:

    "iMacs really aren't designed to be upgradeable beyond upgrading the RAM. If you are looking for an upgradeable Mac you are really referring to a MacPro."

    iMacs are not desktops in the sense you're thinking about.
     
  8. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    If you really want to upgrade your Mac cheaply, just build your own Mac.
    Hackintosh :p
     

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