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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

iMac mid 2011 GPU intercompatibility

Text:

Hi all!

So, pretty basic question:

Are the four different GPUs available for the 2011 iMacs interchangable?

In other words: If I buy a 27" iMac with the 6770, would I be able to switch it to a 6970 from another similiar 27" iMac?

And even better: Would I be able to take the GPU from a 27" iMac and put it in a 21,5"? I guess heat concerns are relevant, but I'm mainly wondering if it would fit/run at all.

Please note I'm talking about only the cards themselves, not the heatsinks, as I know those are not compatible between 21,5"/27".

These cards are also 100% removable in case anyone wondered :)

Device:

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2429

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

+96805

Edit by: Walter Galan ,

Title:

iMac mid 2011 GPU intercompatibility

Text:

Hi all!

So, pretty basic question:

Are the four different GPUs available for the 2011 iMacs interchangable?

In other words: If I buy a 27" iMac with the 6770, would I be able to switch it to a 6970 from another similiar 27" iMac?

And even better: Would I be able to take the GPU from a 27" iMac and put it in a 21,5"? I guess heat concerns are relevant, but I'm mainly wondering if it would fit/run at all.

Please note I'm talking about only the cards themselves, not the heatsinks, as I know those are not compatible between 21,5"/27".

These cards are also 100% removable in case anyone wondered :)

Device:

-iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374 and 2390
+iMac Intel 27" EMC 2429

Status:

open

Edit by: Walter Galan ,

Title:

iMac mid 2011 GPU intercompatibility

Text:

Hi all!

So, pretty basic question:

Are the four different GPUs available for the 2011 iMacs interchangable?

In other words: If I buy a 27" iMac with the 6770, would I be able to switch it to a 6970 from another similiar 27" iMac?

And even better: Would I be able to take the GPU from a 27" iMac and put it in a 21,5"? I guess heat concerns are relevant, but I'm mainly wondering if it would fit/run at all.

Please note I'm talking about only the cards themselves, not the heatsinks, as I know those are not compatible between 21,5"/27".

These cards are also 100% removable in case anyone wondered :)

Device:

-iMac Intel 27"
+iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 and 2374 and 2390

Status:

open

Original post by: Graapho ,

Title:

iMac mid 2011 GPU intercompatibility

Text:

Hi all!

So, pretty basic question:

Are the four different GPUs available for the 2011 iMacs interchangable?

In other words: If I buy a 27" iMac with the 6770, would I be able to switch it to a 6970 from another similiar 27" iMac?

And even better: Would I be able to take the GPU from a 27" iMac and put it in a 21,5"? I guess heat concerns are relevant, but I'm mainly wondering if it would fit/run at all.

Please note I'm talking about only the cards themselves, not the heatsinks, as I know those are not compatible between 21,5"/27".

These cards are also 100% removable in case anyone wondered :)

Device:

iMac Intel 27"

Status:

open