Can I install a nvidia geforce gtx 580 graphics card on a Mac Mini?

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asked Mar 7, 2012 by Studio66Designs (421 points)
I am thinking a new Mac Mini and I am wondering if there is a way I can install the current card I have in my Windows 7 computer and install it on he Mac Mini. I currently have a nvidia geforce gtx 580 graphics card and I wanna know if I can install it in a Mac Mini so I can do dual screen! If I can't install this card in the Mac Mini then what can I do to make the Mac Mini dual screen because I have 2 monitors and when I get the Mac Mini I do not want to waste 1 of my monitors!

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answered Mar 7, 2012 by Billy Aoki (3,656 points)
Simply put...

Not in a million years.
commented Mar 8, 2012 by nitrocrime (3,741 points)
Could have been shorter, but then the OSQA system would not allow it :P
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answered Mar 8, 2012 by PCLinux7 (1,275 points)
You cannot upgrade the graphics card in the Mac Mini. However, it is very capable of powering two monitors. Plug one into the HDMI port and one into the Thunderbolt port (using a Mini displayport adapter). Good luck with your new Mac!
commented Mar 8, 2012 by Compucore (2,451 points)
Yeah this is the right way of going about it. But doing it the other way. No hope in heck will it happen. Since there is not enough space in the Mac Mini to actually upgrade the video card itself. Since it is already a confined space in there. And I have looked into mine as well  not enough wiggle room for my fat fingers. LOL.
commented Mar 8, 2012 by PCLinux7 (1,275 points)
Plus, there's not even a PCIe slot in there...
commented Mar 8, 2012 by Billy Aoki (3,656 points)
Well...Thunderbolt is pretty much PCIe+Displayport, just gotta wait until they come out with adapters.
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