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GTX 680MX 2 GB of ram 45 81.82%
3.4 ghz quad core i7 10 18.18%
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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i7 upgrade or Graphics upgrade?

So I'm thinking of buying a new 27inch iMac.

My question is should I get the i7 upgrade or go for the GTX 680MX with 2GB of ram.

I'm a moderate gamer, I use Photoshop, Final Cut and Aperture quite a bit.

Feedback would be appreciated.

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 10:26 AM   #2
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 10:33 AM   #5
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Actually probably graphics for gaming and the i7 for most else unless you are driving extra monitors.
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So I'm thinking of buying a new 27inch iMac.

My question is should I get the i7 upgrade or go for the GTX 680MX with 2GB of ram.

I'm a moderate gamer, I use Photoshop, Final Cut and Aperture quite a bit.

Feedback would be appreciated.
The programs you listed will take advantage of the extra threads you gain from going to the i7. Rending times, processing will be faster.

The main benefit of the 680mx is gaming and not much else.

You need to decide what you care about the most, also I am assuming you are getting SSD in this computer.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:31 AM   #7
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I'm going for the i7 without the graphics upgrade, 1gb dedicated graphics is more than enough for me.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:34 AM   #8
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The programs you listed will take advantage of the extra threads you gain from going to the i7. Rending times, processing will be faster.

The main benefit of the 680mx is gaming and not much else.

You need to decide what you care about the most, also I am assuming you are getting SSD in this computer.
Motion and Aperture are highly reliant on the GPU.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 01:49 PM   #9
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But 675MX must be a pretty good GPU anyway ? Right ?
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But 675MX must be a pretty good GPU anyway ? Right ?
It is but the GTX 680MX has been shown to have up to 60% better performance over the 675MX. Of course, no real-world gaming tests with the 680 yet so that is purely based on hardware as of now.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 04:02 PM   #11
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the 680mx will perform almost as good as the desktop 670... which is very good!
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 05:05 PM   #12
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I actually canceled my order, And bought the 680MX now... Already had i7 and Fusion drive so why not..

Lost 5 days-delivery time but guess i wins e better computer for the future
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But 675MX must be a pretty good GPU anyway ? Right ?
Sure:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Compari...rds.130.0.html
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 05:16 PM   #14
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For your uses I would go GPU, if you did pretty much only Final Cut X I would say i7 for rendering.
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