Upgrading Graphics Card??

MacCrank

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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??
 
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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.
 

nitro912gr

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Oct 3, 2010
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You can't even upgrade the CPU if you wanted to. Everything is soldered on.
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.
 

minifridge1138

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

athens

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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.
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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