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Can I simply swap out a grapics card (AMD Radeon R9 M270X) to something better?

dggoldst

1 month ago

I have a very small PC that uses laptop hardware

It looks like this inside https://www.techspot.com/review/773-asrock-vision-ht-420d/page2.html

Intel i5 4200M Mobile Haswell Processor Mobile Intel® HM87 Express chipset AMD Radeon R9 M270X Graphics (back when it was called HD8850M)

I'm wondering if it's possible to simply change the graphics card to get better performance on games of if that's nuts. We're not serious gamers and this does ok with most games. But if it's like $200 to see a real difference, I would be interested in trying.

Thanks!

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

It may be soldered in, and you can't change it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Maybe

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

it seems like the GPU is soldered in.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

According to this image, the GPU is not of common form factor and likely soldered to the mainboard.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

shame it isn't one of those Mini-STX designs with MXM modules

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok, seems like it's not straightforward.

Thanks for the answers! You guys know your stuff!

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