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Is there a way to upgrade graphics card of macbook pro late 2011 or use an external graphics card. It has inbuilt intel HD 3000 graphics card.
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Isn't there also a dedicated graphic card? I thought it was standard on MBPro. My much older one (mid-2010) certainly has a secondary (or is it primary? ) card.

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Isn't there also a dedicated graphic card? I thought it was standard on MBPro. My much older one (mid-2010) certainly has a secondary (or is it primary? ) card.
Depends on the specific model. My mid-2012 model for instance does not have the dedicated card.

atool2007, the parts are soldered in. What ports do you have available on your Mac? It's possible to run a GPU over thunderbolt.

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Depends on the specific model. My mid-2012 model for instance does not have the dedicated card.
Ah, thanks - didn't know that

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It's, if I remember correctly, only the 15/17" models that had/have them.

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That's what I was going to mention…that the 13" MBP's only had/have the Intel graphics…and the 15"/17" MBP's had dual graphics hardware. And now with the most current models…only the higher end 15" MBP has dual graphics hardware.

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Depends on the specific model. My mid-2012 model for instance does not have the dedicated card.

atool2007, the parts are soldered in. What ports do you have available on your Mac? It's possible to run a GPU over thunderbolt.
Thanks. Do you have more info on how to run an external GPU over thunderbolt?
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This isn't for the Mac but this might be an interesting read. This could be interesting as well.

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