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ATI Shows Monkey Upgrading PC With New GPU

We've all been around computers long enough to know that upgrading a graphics card is an easy job. Yes, opening up the computer case and swapping cards may look like open heart surgery to those unfamiliar with the procedure, which is why so "experts" who handle this sort of thing for non-savvy gamers can command such a high fee. But, to paraphrase Les Grossman, a nutless monkey could do the job.


The video above was a stunt by AMD to prove just how easy it really is (obviously in an effort to convince people to go out and upgrade to a new DirectX 11 Radeon card). Of course, it's not exactly monkey see, monkey do for the process, so here's a more helpful video for those seeking the true tutorial.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Honis
    I If only Geico would let AMD barrow the cavemen.
  • AMW1011
    WOW, most epic video I've seen in awhile.

    I had to watch it twice.

    Kicks nVidia's cartoon sketches' asses.
  • alvine
    Okay link to those videos when people talking about upgrading their video cards haha
  • scione
    OMG! you just made my day
  • nonxcarbonx
    that looked pretty tough
  • tat2demon
    When buying certain things tools are included. Extra hardware comes with new MBs, a little tube of thermal paste comes with new coolers.

    Do the new AMD vid cards come with a monkey?
  • micky_lund
    nah...the monkey comes with ur video card...its their way of not giving u warranties
  • Shadow703793
    AMW1011WOW, most epic video I've seen in awhile.I had to watch it twice.Kicks nVidia's cartoon sketches' asses.+1. This just PWNS the nVidia commercials.
  • nforce4max
    Thank you ATI for all the countless posts ware I no longer need to explain to noobs but will instead post your video. :)
  • Shadow703793
    nforce4maxThank you ATI for all the countless posts ware I no longer need to explain to noobs but will instead post your video.EPIC WIN! Well said.