Upgrading Graphics Card??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MacCrank, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. MacCrank macrumors member

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    Running X3100 on my 2007 White Macbook.

    What are my options to upgrade, so I am able to run dual screens @ 1920x1200 screen? Cost? and does Apple offer this service??
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You buy a new 2011 15" or 17" MacBook Pro or a Mac mini with two video outputs, as the graphic card on the MacBook, which is an integrated graphics processor (IGP), is NOT upgradeable.
     
  3. MacCrank thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for confirming. ;)
     
  4. ibuyufo macrumors 6502

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    You can't even upgrade the CPU if you wanted to. Everything is soldered on.
     
  5. nitro912gr macrumors member

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    Well with the thunderbold I/O it will be possible to upgrade to some badass external GPU.

    I say "will" because as far as I know there is not yet any product in the market, just a couple of announcements.
     
  6. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    Thunderbolt I/O isn't much of an option on an 2007 Mac Book.
     
  7. athens macrumors member

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    It will never be worth it because as a niche technology for pro's those external PCIx boxes will never come down in price to make it worth using vs out right replacing with a new computer. Additionally the driver support will be a issue the choices of cards used in a thudnerbolt PCIe box will be limited.

    My honest opinion is when the time comes it makes more financial sense to sell the current laptop and buy a new one with better video graphics vs thunderbolt. I hope I am wrong and that the prices will come down and the driver support sufficient that we can do that. But I really have this feeling it will never happen.

    And this advice is for only thunderbolt equipped Macs which shouldn't have a problem for a year or two with being under powered for gaming.

    Sadly for a 2007 Macbook you have zero options.
     

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