27” iMac 5K 2019 CPU upgradable Or soldered?
I am looking to buy the 27” iMac 5k 2019 but I can’t find a shred of info on if the CPU is socketed (upgradable) or soldered. Does anyone know?
A2115 / 2019 / Processors from 3.0 GHz 6-core i5, up to 3.6 GHz 8-core i9. Released March 19, 2019.
I got a little impatient and decided to open it up today before my SSD arrived.
Good news though! Our thoughts were correct! The CPU is socketed (upgradable) in the 2019 27” iMac. :D
I powered it on and booted up the OS and everything ran smooth as butter with the newly installed i9 9900k.
I just need to get my SSD so I can close it up and start using it.
Thank you everyone for all your input and advice!
Chalk this up as another win for the repair revolution :D
Apple keeps all of their product information under wraps, so you'd probably have to obtain that information illegally. However, I'm pretty sure the CPU is socket mounted… I would check just to be sure, but be careful if you decide to check; Apple doesn't have parts available to anyone other than their licensed Apple technicians, so don't break anything.
watched LTT on youtube upgrade the RAM and CPU on a iMac Pro
found a link on Cultofmac that shows the CPU being upgradable for the 2017 iMac
the architecture is similar to the iMac pros so I'm almost positive that the 2019 iMac is upgradable for the CPU.
Heres the link:https://www.cultofmac.com/486048/apple-f...
Heres the video of LTT upgrading a iMac pro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvvBh3CI...
Godspeed you maniac!