2.7GHz and 3.1GHz?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Apple2000, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Apple2000 macrumors member

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    Is the same i5-2400 chip used in each 27" iMac? Or does apple get an OEM chip of sorts that runs at a lower speed.

    It seems kind of counterproductive to purposely bottleneck a computer.
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    The current 27" iMac offers the intel 3.1ghz Core i5 (2400). It's the same as all other intel 3.1ghz Core i5 (2400)'s.
     
  3. Apple2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    So the $1699 model is also the i5-2400? Is there a way to over clock it to run at 3.1GHz as its obviously capable?
     
  4. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    I believe there is some kind of confusion.

    2400 = 3.1ghz with a turbo mode up to 3.4ghz
    2500S = 2.7ghz with a turbo mode up to 3.7ghz

    There are a handful of over-clocking utilities for Macs.
     
  5. lamboman macrumors 6502

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    Note that due to the increase in Turbo speed, the lower end processor will actually be quicker for single-threaded applications. Just in case you are looking at buying a new system :)
     
  6. bottleneck, Feb 27, 2012
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