iMac video card questions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jsyingling, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. jsyingling macrumors newbie

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    So.

    iMac Core 2 Duo is gonna be my next purchase, but I have a few questions that someone might be able to answer.

    I am debating between 20 inch and 24 inch. Would the ATI Radeon X1600 256 mb from the 20 inch or the NVIDIA geforce 7300t 128 mb give me more graphics power? I'll be doing graphics work (Adobe CS) with little or no video editing. Is there a major difference between the two costs? Could I justify going to the 24 inch essentially for the graphics card? I don't really need the extra screen real estate. If I did, I'd just buy a new display anyways.

    Thanks everyone.

    Hope the holidays were safe and merry for all.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I think Photoshop mainly uses the processor... So either will be fine.
     
  3. thomanjones macrumors regular

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    Similar question:

    20" iMac w/ 256 MB or 24" iMac w/ 128 MB card?

    The computer's mainly going to be used for playing World of Warcraft; and I would love the extra screen size, but not if I'm going to be getting <30FPS

    Has anyone tried out both configurations, or has any insight?

    Reason I ask is because the 24" iMacs w/ 256 MB VRAM are almost never in the refurbished store.

    Thanks!

    -thj
     

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