Model A1311 / Mid 2010 / 3.06 & 3.2 GHz Core i3 or 3.6 GHz Core i5 Processor

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Which GPU´s can I install in my iMac?

It´s a iMac Intel 21,5" from 2010. On the technical support they told me that the only GPU allowed is the one installed (ATI Radeon 4670 256MB). I need a better one for motion graphics development, but I don´t know which models may I install and how to do it.

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There's ~17 steps just to get to the card - not a beginners DIY project...

Officially, Apple provides some models with upgraded video options at the time of purchase, but the video is not intended to be upgraded by a third-party. However, based on disassembly photos and a variety of teardowns, it appears that some models have the video mounted on its own card and it is theoretically upgradable in these systems. Possibility MIGHT BE: 512 MB Radeon HD 5670...

If video expansion is a top priority, you would likely be better served by selling your current unit and switching to a Mac Pro.

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Thanks for the answer. I was trying to avoid buying a new computer. But it seems that I have no choice.


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