2011 iMac - Do I need 2GB VRAM?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by WesCole, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    I am going to get the Core i7 27" iMac (2011). Is there really any point in having 2GB of VRAM, especially since it is already GDDR5 VRAM? I will probably end up buying it since it is only $80 extra with the edu. discount, but will it really benefit any applications?

    I don't do any heavy video editing or anything, mostly programming and creating documents for school, so I doubt I will take advantage of even the basic 1GB. I guess it would help future-proof my machine, though.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Not needed for your current computational needs, but if the 60£ are not a problem for you and you might be getting into gaming or GPU intensive applications, it might be nice to have.
     
  3. Badger^2, Jun 22, 2011
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    you dont need a 27" screen or even an i7. :rolleyes:

    1 gig is plenty.
     
  4. WesCole thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! That made my decision easier.
     

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