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P15 GPU upgrades

2021-07-04, 21:45 PM

Seeing a post on here and then confirmed by a video abou the upgradeability of the GPU, are these a Lenovo only kind of GPUs or are they more common/available?


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Re:P15 GPU upgrades

2021-07-05, 1:37 AM

I cannot say with 100% certainty since I do not work for Lenovo, but given the boards shape and the mounting on the system board, I would say that the GPU board is specific to that model.





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Re:P15 GPU upgrades

2021-07-05, 8:12 AM

I think the reason for pluggable GPU has nothing to do with upgradability, just supply of GPU is limited and that can be populated with the GPU at sale.

Also for warranty returns, the GPU can be retained, lowering the after market service cost. Remember the P52 that got bricked by faulty Intel Thunderbolt firmware, well shipping hundreds of new motherboards with GPU becomes an issue.



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