Can I update my graphics card inside my iMac?
Can I swap out the ATI Radeon HD 5670 512MB graphics for a more powerful one? This question comes about with Civ VI (6) being released and it needs a 1GB, more powerful graphics card --> https://support.aspyr.com/hc/en-us/artic...
Curious as to whether I can disassemble, replace and reassemble my iMac with a more powerful graphics card so I can play this game (yeah all for a game, please don't hate :)
My iMac is a 21.5-inch mid 2010 model
3.6GHz Intel Core i5
8 GB (4x2GB) 1333 MHz DDR3
ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 MB (as mentioned above)
with 2TB hard drive
After comparing it with a 2016 iMac, my iMac is more or less the same spec, minus the graphics card. Some people keep saying "It's not possible to swap out the graphics card because it's soldered on." I want to know is this is true and if it's possible to idk, unsolder then resolder(?) a newer version.
The 2, current 21.5inch iMac graphics spec options are:
Intel HD Graphics 6000
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
I know Radeon and Intel are different (duh), just wondering if the size/space will be similar (I want the new card to fit the space the old card leaves).
Honestly, I'm not as adept at computing to fully understand how to disassemble and resemble my iMac (or update parts for that matter) so I'll probably get help from someone with more experience: I just want to know if it's possible before I: a. buy a new graphics card and the needed tools and b. hire some help
Thanks :) sorry for the overdetail
Is this a good question?