Is the new imac worth it!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by coolguy1382002, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. coolguy1382002 macrumors newbie

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    I have th ability to buy a 1ghz 17" iMac for 1299 is the new 1.25 ghz worth the price difference. Would i see the difference in playing some games... It gets about 15 fps faster is that noticeable to a intermediate gamer.:confused:
     
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    I'd say the processor speed is negligible. The real feature of the newer iMac is the faster bus speed. The 1GHz had a 133MHz bus, the new one sports a 167MHz. That in itself makes a pretty big difference. Plus, you get USB 2.0.

    Is it worth the extra few hundred? Depends on how hardcore of a user you are. If you're just doing light gaming, surfing, and email, go with the 1GHz. If you do a lot with your computer, I'd go for the faster model. Generally, you should buy the best computer you can afford.
     
  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

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    if you are a hardcore gamer i would stay away from imac or emac, if you are not into those FPs then go ahead and get it but i think new models are on the way.
     
  4. bannedagain macrumors member

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    Agreed, Don't buy a current of older model G4 imac for anything resembeling a 3D game. The 167MHz FSB while faster is still rather slow, keeping in mind that the AMD chips run at 333 and 400, and the intel chips @ 533 and 800. Play the waiting game or Buy a x86 machine.
     

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