Does this work on Imac 2009 quad core, i7, 8 gb a ram?

  • Asked by Aidan G from Dawson Creek
  • Nov 27, 2010
ATI Radeon HD 5870 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or Early 2009)

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or Early 2009)

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5 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    No. The iMac does not have upgradable Graphics. This is a kit for the Mac Pro only (not MacBook Pro either!)

    • Answered by John L
    • Dec 3, 2010
  • No, the iMac does not have a replaceable video card.

    • Answered by Justin B from Murfreesboro
    • Dec 2, 2010
  • No, this card _only_ works in MacPro.

    • Answered by Chris S from San Jose
    • Dec 3, 2010
  • No this card only fits into a MacPro tower and takes up two full length PCIe slots.

    • Answered by Sze Chit H from Singapore
    • Dec 2, 2010
  • The imac does not have the ability to upgrade it's video card in a traditional sense. This card requires a PCI slot, which is unavailable on the iMac. SOME solutions such as an external PCI box with Firewire 800 are possible but the device is unlikely supported and due to the slow throughput, I would recommend you not try this. It would be a waste of money. I hope that your 4xxx series graphics card suffices until your next machine.

    • Answered by Jay C from New Orleans
    • Dec 4, 2010