Dumb question... I'll ask anyway...Imac GPU ?

I will get yelled at for this but I might as well ask...

Can I put the new GTX 690mx in the 2011 27" Imac?
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  1. Your better off asking this question on a Mac forum, Knowing apple products I highly doubt it, It`s more than likely locked with the hardware it came with, when it comes to apple products you are limited to just how much hardware you can update and replace.
  2. http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iMac+Intel+27-Inch+EMC+2309+and+2374+Teardown/1236/3
    step 22, look like it possible if the connection/bios/driver would work.
  3. I really have to ask why would you want to do such a thing? I'm not the biggest Mac aficionado, but I doubt there is really anything you can do with a Mac to take advantage of such a gpu.
  4. There is no such thing as a 690mx but the new imacs can be configured with a 680mx so the drivers exist. The issue is they don't use mxm cards anymore so finding a mac compatible card will probably be impossible.
  5. changing hardware on a mac is almost impossible. they really are not like pc's where you can just change a GPU and it'll turn right on. Weaselman is right, it will be "locked" in the configuration it came as with a few exceptions. you MIGHT be able to swap the GPU with another one that was an option at the time it was new, but thats about it. I bought a G5 mac pro and read about upgrading the graphics, the options were limited to what came stock with a FEW exceptions, and those exceptions involved flashing a custom ROM on to the GPU and HOPING it works..

    if you go to http://www.tonymacx86.com/forum.php which is a site for building a "Hackintosh" you'll quickly see the hardware limitions and how much work it takes to make something NON-MAC work in a MAC
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