2.4 or 2.8 for gaming

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thumper, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. thumper macrumors 6502

    thumper

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    is there much of a difference between 2.4 and 2.8 when it comes
    to gaming? :confused:
     
  2. ndriver182 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not a huge difference. I think your video card and RAM are going to be a bigger factor.
     
  3. Fletchzky macrumors member

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    Probably not....if you go by these benchmarks, it's a only 8 frames more, in favor of the 2.8. Not worth the extra cash, IMO especially if you are only seeking the extra horsepower for gaming.
     
  4. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Buy what you can afford. You won't be unhappy if you just buy what you can afford.
     
  5. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    Those benchmarks just look at one older game, Halo. With modern games, the Radeon HD2600 will reach its limit before the 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo, so the 2.8 won't give any advantage.
     
  6. jumpinjoe macrumors member

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    I would expect Apple to upgrade the video card in the near future.
     
  7. Fletchzky macrumors member

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    I friggin' hope so. I'm waiting until Macworld to get mine, just in case....
     
  8. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    The iMac will never get a gaming Graphics Card so you can stop waiting for that If you want to play games then buy either a console, XPS or a Mac Pro.
     
  9. Fletchzky macrumors member

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    I never said I wanted a "gaming Graphics card", although I would be ecstatic to have one in an iMac. Hell, at this point I'd rather have the 7600GT in there over the card that's in there now. FYI - the 7600GT was, and still is considered a "gaming Graphics card" and was in the last model iMac.
     

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