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I noticed from the following link that the HP Envy 27 All-in-one (2016) has the NVIDIA GTX 950M GPU mounted on a removable board, rather than soldered permanently onto the motherboard:

 

http://h22235.www2.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/productdata/Countries/_MultiCountry/d...

 

Is it possible to replace the NVIDIA GTX 950M GPU board with a newer GPU, like the NVIDIA GTX 1050?

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No.

 

Your AIO PC uses an M.2 discrete GPU board. That is a rare beast indeed. The only compatible card at this time is the

904730-001Graphics Card - nV GTX950M, 4GB, Schumi
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Thanks Erico, tried looking up web articles on M.2 discrete GPU board, but couldn't find anything.

 

Is this a new M.2 GPU standard?

Will other PC makers start to adopt M.2 GPU boards?

 

It does seem like a good solution to allow laptops and all-in-one PCs to upgrade their GPUs in future.

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@Drawffy wrote:

Thanks Erico, tried looking up web articles on M.2 discrete GPU board, but couldn't find anything.

 

Is this a new M.2 GPU standard?

Will other PC makers start to adopt M.2 GPU boards?

 

It does seem like a good solution to allow laptops and all-in-one PCs to upgrade their GPUs in future.


I just asked HP about it.  It is the weekend, so I don't know how fast they will let me know.

 

I am pretty certain that it is not an M.2 adapter. Even NASA's Quality Assurance isn't perfect.  😉

 

The keying on the slot looks more like the mini PCIe standard than a B,M or B+M key  M.2 specification.

 

Your PC does have a plenty of interface slots and ports. It has two M.2 slots and the video adapter slot. One for the SSD and the second for a WLAN module. That is pretty impressive.

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It seems likely that the new HP Envy 34 Curved All-in-one will also have the same GPU adaptor slot as the HP Envy 27 All-in-one.

 

Hopefully in the future HP or another vendor launches a latest generation NVIDIA GPU board, would be great to be able to upgrade the GPU on the HP Envy 27 🙂

 

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It seems likely that the new HP Envy 34 Curved All-in-one will also have the same GPU adaptor slot as the HP Envy 27 All-in-one.

 

Hopefully in the future HP or another vendor launches a latest generation NVIDIA GPU board, would be great to be able to upgrade the GPU on the HP Envy 27 🙂

 


It sure would. HP would definitively be  riding the edge of technology.

 

I should find out something about it later on or the next week or so. 

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Hi Erico, did you find out anything further about the GPU adaptor slot and removal GPU boards for the HP Envy 27 All-in-one?

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I had a pretty long list of questions to ask HP at the HP Expert Meetup in Portland. I did not get a response that provided any more information on this specific issue than we have discussed so far.

 

It appears that the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950M (4 GB GDDR5 dedicated) is as good as it gets, for now anyway.

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