Upgrade possible?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vmiku914, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. vmiku914 macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2011
    I have a iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) and I am going to upgrade the video card (voiding the :apple: warrenty).

    Anyone know if the AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 1GB will work with a iMac (27-inch, Late 2009)

    In my searches online all I have seen is people upgrading to ATI Radeon HD 5750 Video Card 1GB, however I would like to have the latest :-D
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No, the GPU is not an expansion card so there's no way to upgrade it.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Afraid Not

    You might be better off selling and maybe looking at some re-furbs?
  4. vmiku914 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2011
  5. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    As you have been advised it's not a viable option unless money is no object. If you absolutely have to have an upgraded graphics card then sell your current machine and replace it with one that has the graphics card you need.

    There is an old saying in the racing community, you can't make a pig into a race horse but you sure can make an awfully fast pig. If you are looking for an awfully fast pig then go for it.

    iMacs are NOT designed to upgrade the graphics cards, at the very least it's major surgery not to mention it probably will not work.

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