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I'm considering buying a Lenovo IdeaPad Y500.
Now, it has an Ultrabay.
I'm confused which Ultrabay it has, and which GPU it can support.
Is it limited to:
1. NVIDIA GT650M (the one in the laptop) or
2. any NVIDIA GPU or
3. any GPU

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What does Ultrabay and a GPU have to do with one another? – Ramhound Feb 25 '13 at 14:27
The Ultrabay accepts a secondary GPU because of the SLI structure. – Siddhartha Feb 25 '13 at 18:13
@Ramhound: SLI via Ultrabay is a new concept for me too, but perhaps he's right? That page he linked to clearly states "Ultrabay: an interchangeable bay that can be instantly swapped out for dual graphics capability, increased storage space or an additional fan for cooling". Further, the Tech Specs page says "Optional SLI Bay Graphics". Can't just dismiss the suggestion outright, must be something to it... – Karan Feb 25 '13 at 22:42
But Lenovo advertises that the Y500 can accept a secondary GPU instead of the DVD writer for extra performance. – Siddhartha Feb 26 '13 at 5:43
Looking at the manual I am indeed correct. Lenovo sells the removable graphics card, this is not your typical mobile graphics card ( its likely pci-express ), you can order it through their store. Page 16 of the manual has more information ( not a great deal more of course ). – Ramhound Feb 26 '13 at 12:39
up vote 4 down vote accepted

I ordered a Lenovo Y500 and separately bought the Ultrabay graphics. I received a GT650M removable graphics card that wasn't compatible with my GT750M. You need to have the same GPU in your ultrabay as in your computer.

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Did you finally find a GT 750M ultrabay? I have recently purchased Y500 and looking for another graphics card. But, Lenovo says they are out of stock and told me to check back 1 week later. – iamcreasy Jun 22 '13 at 5:16
I bought Y500 with two GT650M. One is on board, and one is in bay. Everything is fine with SLI, games are working great! (FullHD with highest details -> CPU = i7, 16GB RAM) – pbies Jan 17 '14 at 15:23

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