Released on July 21, 2011. Core i5 or Core i7 Processor. Thunderbolt. This unit is also used to run the Mac Mini Server configuration.

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Can I upgrade my video card?


I want to know if there's some way that I can upgrade my video card. If I can't, are any other external video card that I can put??

sorry if I wrote wrong, I'm not american :)

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but there's any other external video card that i can put??


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NO - like a laptop the video card is integrated (soldered) to the logic board. The allure of the Mac Mini is that when the hardware becomes outdated its inexpensive to replace. Most Minis will sell for around 60%, or more, of the original retail price.

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but there's any other external video card that i can put??


Not that I have ever heard about - do you have a link to one?


No... thanks


This sounds like legit info, although, I wonder, is this the case with ALL Mac minis? I mean, It is obvious to be the case with integrated graphics (like Intel stuff put in many Mac minis), but I, for instance, have a Mac mini Mid 2011 which has an AMD Radeon HD 6630M Card, which I think is not "soldered" to the MoBo, but I am not sure... Can you help me out here?


@Diego - Apple produced two different logic boards for the Mid-2011 models: Macmini5,1 & Macmini5,2 (one of the few times they have done this). The Macmini5,2 models have the laptop AMD Radeon HD 6630M chip soldered to the logic board (no card). This IFIXIT teardown is the Macmini5,1 model.


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