iMac cards coming !
So it appears that many iMacs with MXM cards are experiencing issues with dying cards.
We are going to jump in and do something about this. To begin we will offer direct replacement AMD cards. But as soon as our nifty new (OK, old) 27" iMac with 6970 gets here we will be working on Kepler cards from Nvidia. These run cooler and offer better performance.
We will be curious what the ,market will bear. With help from our brilliant staff programmer (Netkas) we could offer Maxwell/Pascal MXM cards. Question is, will anyone pay for these? Value of a 27" iMac of this era is below what any of these cards cost as PC cards so we will have to see.
Our European distributors will be authorized to sell these cards too. (One in UK, one in Poland) Please let us know if this is a product you want.
5/17/2018 01:46:17 pm
Yes, I want this :)
4/1/2019 10:41:31 pm
Very interested. Currently running an flashed HD6990 in my iMac (12.1 mid 2011). Definitly want to upgrade to a metal GPU.
7/9/2019 03:56:28 pm
Hello!Can you please help me with a flash file for 6990m PLEASE!!!my 6790m start to misbehave and I have an alienware 6990m that is not working with the dell flash(oem).
Michael B Marcho
6/2/2020 03:32:36 pm
If anyone was successful installing/upgraded their AMD Radeon HD 6970M let me know. I see this site has people asking the same question but I do not see replies. This site is saying new cards are here but no direction to how to get it.
5/18/2018 06:57:03 am
5/19/2018 11:14:25 pm
Interested to say the least!
5/21/2018 06:42:38 pm
I had this idea too but never thought that it could be realized. Thank you all for your time and effort. I have iMacs with dead 6970 and I am trying to find a better video card to replace it.
6/4/2018 07:30:25 am
I am interested too.
Jean-Paul Pinto Soares
6/6/2018 12:33:02 pm
Yes I want, nvidia GTX980M 8 Gb or better for my iMac 27" 2011... Thanks a lot
6/18/2018 08:46:09 pm
I would buy one, depending on price maybe two.
7/14/2018 03:10:35 am
Yes, I want one and as soon as possible.
7/21/2018 08:33:41 am
I'd be interested. Have two of the 2011 27" 3.4GHz iMacs with the 6970M. Would there be any solution for the 2010 iMacs?
7/21/2018 10:35:42 am
In for one please!
7/21/2018 11:55:30 pm
yes please!, then we can hack Mojave on to 2011 iMacs!
7/22/2018 05:39:51 pm
I'd be interested in something like an MXM Nvidia GTX 680 for installing in a 27" late-2009 iMac to replace the 4850 it now has as well as for a mid-2010 21.5 iMac to replace the HD5670.
7/23/2018 04:37:12 am
Wow! Been years searching for this kind of solution!
1/8/2020 12:01:26 pm
The later MXM cards are slightly taller so hit the 3.5" HDD in a 21.5" iMac, but with a 2.5" SSD fitted they should squeeze in with a bit of settling.
7/24/2018 01:15:27 pm
Please, do this already! There are a lot of these imacs out there (mine is one of them) that just need a reliable video card, hopefully the same programming that works on high end Maxwell/Pascals will also work for lower end cards as well! A low end, cool running maxwell/pascal as a "forever fix" to the radeon 6x70 fiasco junk!
8/7/2018 07:18:29 pm
Any progress on making this reality? Pricing might be the downfall—why are oldish MXM PC cards so expensive in the first place?
8/28/2018 01:14:57 pm
Very interested in a replacement for the mid 2011 iMac 27" so it can run Mojave! Nvidia or AMD whichever is cheaper and do brightness adjustment on the internal screen.
9/7/2018 08:23:42 am
I would like to have my GTX 780M flashed and working with a boot screen & brightness control.
9/12/2018 12:04:43 pm
I am very interested to change graphic card for my iMac 2011 27" with 6790M.
9/28/2018 05:34:48 am
I would also be interested if the price is reasonable. All the used replacement MXM cards only lasted a few months.
Jean-Paul Pinto Soares
9/28/2018 05:42:55 am
Hello, since 4 months no news yet? Thanks a lot.
9/30/2018 02:05:56 pm
Yes I want, nvidia GTX980M 8 Gb or better for my iMac 21" 2011... Thanks a lot
10/2/2018 08:08:29 pm
I'd love a fully functional GTX(xxx)M card for my 27" 2011 i7, I've already stuffed 3 SSDs into it & would love get a few more years out it, right now the GPU is my only roadblock. GTX980M would be my dream card VRruMmmm.
10/6/2018 02:50:50 pm
Looking to upgrade my iMac 27-inch mid 2010 (iMac11,3) 2,93 i7 to be able to support Mojave. I’ve recently upgraded to 32GB and SSD. Only thing left is GPU
10/11/2018 03:12:57 pm
I am looking for a nvidia gtx 1050mxm or and rx 560mxm or 580mxm 4 and 8gb.
10/12/2018 11:16:49 am
The Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck RX560 has a MXM card but worried since it is $399 if it will work or not and since you break the void stickers opening it up, that's a big risk.
10/30/2018 06:54:48 am
I would like to have a GTX 680Μ or better flashed and working on my imac 21.5 midl 2011
11/1/2018 03:23:34 am
Any news on this? My current 780m is not working any more and I would love to have a new (flashed) one. Please, please please!
11/20/2018 11:55:31 pm
my card is 6970m 2GB, I want replace to 980m 8GB card.
11/23/2018 07:09:43 am
For sure I want such a card, iMac 2010 and 2011 are very strong computer (mine is 2010, 4x i7 2.97Hz, still a beast).
11/25/2018 08:43:08 am
I would appreciate to get a replacement card for my iMac Late 2011 27” !
11/27/2018 02:07:17 pm
I am curious, if you are able to achieve this feat, would these MXM also be applicable for the Xserve 2009? I think the cooling is substantially better in the Xserve 2009.
1/5/2019 02:22:05 pm
Waiting for more info :)
1/9/2019 01:57:14 am
Something ushering my old iMac into the Metal era sounds very interesting (obviously depending on cost)!
1/16/2019 11:50:51 am
For the right price I am definitely interested.
2/2/2019 11:31:17 am
I Need a flashed gpu NVidia for My 2011 iMac 27“
2/15/2019 11:09:37 am
Are there any news about the Nvidia-Cards fot mid 2011 iMacs?
3/24/2019 10:09:26 am
4/2/2019 07:17:06 am
Please one to italy
4/5/2019 09:45:34 pm
hey i really dont want to buy a new imac i am a video editor and gamer i have been playing on my imac 27 2011 i have 32gb of ram a i7 2600s and a amd 6990m a little better than the 6970m i really want to put a gtx 780m or if i can a gtx 980m 8gb so i can play games at medium setting maybe high and i want mojave a i7 2600s and 32gb of ram should be able to run mojave the only down side is my gpu
4/7/2019 03:11:41 pm
4/11/2019 03:29:04 pm
4/12/2019 11:17:43 am
So it has been almost a year since you made this announcement. Are you working on this project? If you have decided not to, please tell us.
4/17/2019 11:00:58 pm
I’m interested, I just bought a imac late 2009 27inch for $60 I would buy a graphics card for it if the price isn’t to far off and it works .. watching YouTube videos where the screen is black forever and it suddenly turns on doesn’t appeal to me lol
5/2/2019 03:24:55 am
I am interested very much too, but after seeing no progress over the last year, I am kind of loosing hope.
5/3/2019 12:12:08 pm
Hi (Rominator/MVC ?) -
5/5/2019 11:20:24 am
5/5/2019 07:16:12 pm
Are there any news? Still waiting for a MXM-Updatecard with Bootscreen and Lightnesscontrol
5/19/2019 02:29:19 am
Any update on these MXM cards? Would love to purchase one.
5/27/2019 10:06:55 am
Yes I would most definitely be interested, my 27” mid 2011 iMac isn’t old and finished.
6/4/2019 03:54:36 am
What's about this cards? Make them run, immediately
6/18/2019 11:13:09 am
I read that with Catalina on the way that MVC has decided to drop plans for the iMac cards since the market for these cards keeps shrinking and MVC is nowhere near having these cards ready for sale.
6/25/2019 10:51:10 am
Wouldn't be nice of them to tell us something? ;)
6/27/2019 07:48:34 pm
I would like one too for my mid 2011 imac 21.5 inch. It's been a long time. I wonder if anyone is working on this.
7/4/2019 03:01:26 am
Any news on this ?? Would love to see my iMac work for another couple of years.
7/23/2019 09:55:07 am
Any news about iMac boot screen issues ?
7/24/2019 04:36:54 am
Pls, would you give us a answer to our question(s)? There are so many people interested on this 2011 iMac cards? it is rude to let the questions unanswered
8/7/2019 02:44:24 am
it would be awesome! please do it
8/7/2019 05:18:07 pm
Any news about iMac boot screen issues ?
8/8/2019 05:44:30 am
Anybody listening ??
8/9/2019 10:29:14 am
Boot Screen + Brightness Control + Mojave = Take my money :)
8/13/2019 01:15:27 am
I'm interested in this! Would love to buy a ready-built card rather than try to hack my old iMac back into shape. Been Baking my 9670 back into shape for about 5 years and it's now completely dead.
8/19/2019 06:42:47 am
Like many, I own and wish to keep/upgrade my mid 2011 iMac 27" i7 with a failed AMD 6970. I think there will also be a substantial number of users that simply require a reliable future proof replacement for the defective original card rather than performance for gaming.
8/24/2019 09:12:07 am
iMac mid 2010 27”, I’ll by a card 4 sure!
Patrick M. Saaf
8/31/2019 05:11:56 pm
I have a mid 2011 27” 3.4 iMac with a failed 2gb 6970. Not only interested for me but would buy more for my family. It has been a great computer other than gpu.
Nick of Time
9/14/2019 02:28:19 am
Put me down for 3 of the best Catalina supported cards. One for each Early-2011 21.5" iMaci have.
iMac'27 MID 2011
10/15/2019 08:54:30 pm
i would buy one, i want that bad to put a trusty "new" gfx, have already repaired the faulty 6970m four times now, i really like this machine (27 inch mid 2011, 3.4 ghz core i7, 16gb ram, 2x 240gb ssd raid 0)
10/31/2019 10:14:08 am
When will this be available?
Hey, Quick update. I never found anyone willing to help and as I made pretty clear I couldn't finish this myself. It's unfortunate as I know people wish this was done. But I don't have the time or space to do it myself.
1/8/2020 11:57:18 am
Would love to be able to replace the GPU card in my sons mid 2010 21.5" iMac which now runs an i7 680S CPU with 16Gb DDR3 and a 1TB SSD. It still runs good but is limited by the graphics card, with only 512Mb VRAM and no metal support so stuck with Mac OS High Sierra (which is soon to be unsupported). If somebody can write a video card vbios hack to allow a normal boot process for either an Nvidia or AMD MXM video card with VRAM above 1Gb it would be awesome for 21.5" and 27" iMac owners like myself.
1/23/2020 08:55:28 am
I would buy two GPU's.
1/25/2020 12:01:03 pm
When is this coming. ive had to bake my current card to get it to seat again and its only a matter of time till it happens again.
2/11/2020 12:12:59 am
I would buy anything that runs in an imac 27” 2010 mid, i7.
2/21/2020 04:34:05 am
4/3/2020 08:45:19 am
I guess this is now considered vaporware because it does not seem that these will be released...ever.
4/3/2020 09:13:24 am
Any one interested can google “imac 2011 grapichs card upgrade” and take the top link to Macrumors forum.
4/11/2020 04:49:56 pm
I am very interested. my 2011 iMac 27 is awesome. Then the 6970 died. I baked it in the oven and it's been run ning great for about a year and a half, but that's not a permanent fix...
4/11/2020 06:10:35 pm
Solution will not come from this forum.
4/14/2020 08:25:16 am
I'm interested in an MXM GTX 780M for my 2011 iMac. The AMD card is a ticking bomb and I need it for the newer OS. The computer is still more than adequate for my needs and the newer Macs have way too many issues considering their costs. I'd like to get another 2 or 3 years out of this computer. Thanks!
4/19/2020 09:36:39 am
When to expect an NVIDIA cards ? Were is the link to WEB buy card ?
9/8/2020 12:29:59 am
Anyway of flashing an AMD WX7100 mxm card for an iMac? I know where to get the card and the bios just don’t know how to flash the card.
9/12/2020 02:08:45 pm
Can anyone help me? I have late 2009 21.5 imac 3.06ghz 16gb ram and SSD and would like to upgrade the gpu to at least 1gb card. What are my options.
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