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Upgrading '12 iMac GPU

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So my 6970m in my iMac is becoming quite pathetic for games that are being released. I was looking around on ebay and upgrading to a new gpu (if possible) would be much more economical than trying to sell this computer which I love to buy parts to make a custom rig. My main worry would be if I could get he old card out and the new one in that it might interfere with bootcamp somehow?

Or would upgrading to Apple's current highest end card not preform any problems with bootcamp? I don't care one bit if the OSX doesn't work since I haven't used it since I installed windows 7.
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The most cost effective solution for a GPU upgrade would be to switch to the GTX 675 (~$475 - $500 on ebay) as your iMAC uses a MXM module for the GPU, though you would have to put in a bit of research to figure out if your iMAC would be compatible with the module.

Your current GPU is equivalent to an AMD 6850 with slightly lower clocks, so a pretty decent card, if you haven't already, I would suggest loading up MSI Afterburner (use the new beta version) and giving your cards a bit of an o/c , you should be getting pretty decent settings (mid to high quality) with good fps in most games @ 1080p
Edited by appleg33k85 - 6/5/13 at 4:44am
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So I have play most of my games in slightly lower than 1080p but windowed mode so that I can retain the PPI. I have used MSI Afterburner on it but been out of keeping up with the new technologies lately and never realized that there is a new beta for it. I'll be trying it out. I try to keep the frame rate at 60fps, so my setting are not anywhere near what is stated.
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