Question What is a possible graphics card upgrade I could add to my Lenovo e570 which has a GTX 950m?

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In the vast majority of laptops, the video card is integrated into the board. Laptops with integrated Intel graphics and no AMD or Nvidia option have the GPU integrated in the CPU itself while in laptops with a separate GPU, it's soldered to the main board.
 
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GPU is soldered to the board, so no upgrading possible.


No Thunderbolt available for an eGPU solution.

If you truly want to upgrade, your options are pretty much:
1. Hack-job of running a GPU to the available PCIe slot (for your Wifi), sacraficing Wifi/BT, running riser cables & using an external PSU etc....
OR
2. Replacing the laptop.
 
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In searching for any evidence that this laptop is an exception I looked up listings on ebay, where most had a blank spot for a chip left empty but this one had a chip there:

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ZZQAAOSwaRRcYkUk/s-l1600.jpg

The chip with two blocks is the Intel CPU (soldered on) while to the upper right of that a chip has the inscription "N16P-GT-A2" which a google search reveals is an Nvidia GTX 950 (it's also soldered on). THis makes no upgrade possible
 
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