256mb graphics upgrade on 20" imac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mccldwll, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. mccldwll macrumors 65816

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    If not into gaming, etc., what is benefit (this year or in future) of upgrading the video?
     
  2. KfackC macrumors member

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    For the future i thinks update to 256 will be worth it.
     
  3. mccldwll thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's more of a question for me of whether to go with the 20" over the 17" just to be able to get video upgrade. I still don't like the overall frame size/brightness of the imac and would seriously consider putting the imac behind (or off to the side of) a large thin frame monitor.
     
  4. wPod macrumors 68000

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    heh. where is the 'mac' when you need it?!?!? a headless version of the iMac, but not quite as small/non upgradeable as the mac mini. would have a full size HD and a non-integrated video card (like the iMac). maybe even a PCI express slot for the video card (similar to the old CUBE, but could accept a full size video card) the 'mac' would be between the mac mini and the mac pro!!!!

    until the day there is a 'mac' id ask yourself how long you want to keep the iMac. if its for a long time (like 4-5 years) then go for the 256mb in the 20 inch iMac, the 256 will be more 'future proof'. otherwise if you want to keep if for about 2 or 3 years then go for the 17" and youll survive with the 128mb of video.
     
  5. TBi macrumors 68030

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    I wanna use Vista on my new computer and since i have a 20" screen already i'll want to use dual screen. The 128MB in the 17" isn't enough to run both screens with Aero in Vista. I need to get the 20" with the 256MB upgrade, however for that price i get a very very good PC.

    Give me 256MB upgrade for the 17" please apple :)
     
  6. ctsport1234 macrumors regular

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    unless you plan on using a second monitor with your imac, i don't think its worth it. I would use the money towards more ram.
     

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