2.4 or 2.8 for gaming

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

  1. thumper macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2003
    Under the Sea
    is there much of a difference between 2.4 and 2.8 when it comes
    to gaming? :confused:
  2. ndriver182 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    Probably not a huge difference. I think your video card and RAM are going to be a bigger factor.
  3. Fletchzky macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2007
    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


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth
    Buy what you can afford. You won't be unhappy if you just buy what you can afford.
  5. AlexisV macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    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

    Oct 27, 2007
    I would expect Apple to upgrade the video card in the near future.
  7. Fletchzky macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2007
    I friggin' hope so. I'm waiting until Macworld to get mine, just in case....
  8. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    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

    Nov 25, 2007
    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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