680MX fan noise

Discussion in 'iMac' started by beerglass007, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2008
    So reading on another of forums it seems the new 27" with the 680MX whilst gaming makes alot of noise

    The reason I didn't buy the rBMP is the fan noise during gaming

    My 2010 iMac is silent, is the 2012 27" that bad now ?

    I hope not
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2008
    Nobody with a 680MX gaming yet who can comment ?

    Is this bad news for us all ?
  3. macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2011
    GIve me 10 hours :) i have them, at work atm so can test.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Fan noise is incredibly subjective and two people will never have the same thing to say about it, it's really best to see for yourself.
  5. macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2009
    It's very loud when playing GPU intensive game
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2008
    Well my 2010 iMac is slight.

    Compared to a MBP or rMBP when gaming is a whole world of difference

    Every iMac i've seen or heard is slight.

    So is the 2012 27" with a 680MX GPU. I think its quite clear and not that subjective
  7. macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    If that's the case then since some people already have complained, everyone will complain, and therefore you have your answer. It seems like you were looking to see if somebody felt differently though (and I'm sure others will), so it sure seems subjective to me. My recommendation to hear one for yourself and be the judge of the matter still stands.... or order something you'll potentially be unhappy with, idc.
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2008
    That is why I posted this question to ask people not just one persons view ( yours ), idcuc


    really , thats a shame and doesn't sound good :(

    Is it on par with say a MBP ( LAPTOP )

    I once had a air 13" and that sounded like a jet engine when playing games

    That was with a HD4000 GPU on a 2012 model
  9. macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I mean, really all you can do to get factual information on the matter is take a sound level meter and compare it from a 2010 iMac and a '12 and measure the dBA while gaming.... but the actual volume level isn't always what irritates people the most, but rather the whine of the fan... My late '11 mbp is exponentially worse than my rMBP in such regards, to where I perceive the rMBP as fairly quiet when gaming, but obviously others still would fine the rMBP to be too noisy.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    There is nothing whatsoever subjective about the question of fan noise. Either you hear it or you don't. My 13 inch MBA's fan is very loud when gaming. My 2010 iMac isn't as loud, but is audible. Anyone expecting it to be silent or "whisper quiet" while gaming on the new iMac is going to be disappointed.
  11. macrumors 604

    Mar 29, 2008
    lol. Thank you for making my night.
  12. macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2012
    upstate NY
    I am sure iMac will be quieter than rMBP GIVEN THE SAME graphic quality and resolution. The thing that puts GT 650M to its extreme can handled by 680MX easily, and fans in iMac are bigger. But with different settings, it's hard to say.
  13. macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Mine has been very quiet when playing games for an hour or so

    But why bother? You will turn up your speaker while playing anyway
  14. macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2012
    quiet during intensive renderings

    I have done some fairly complicated renderings that had my macbook pro screaming. The imac is super quiet.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2012
    I find that it sounds about the same as my late 2009 iMac. Heat dissipation seems more efficient though.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2012
    so, heat dissipation has been improved a lot,
    but at the same time the new imac 27' with 680mx makes as much noise as MBPr with 650m.

    am i getting it right??:confused::confused::confused:

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