2013 upgraded graphics card option?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by stanw, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    1.) It seems like you can only get the upgraded graphics card if you get the 3.4GHz model?

    2.) What types of situations will the extra GB of video memory be helpful? Video editing? Video games? etc.

    Thanks.
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    1. Yes

    2. Demanding video games at high settings (I am talking about really demanding games here). There are also some games with badly coded engines that can benefit from it (some flight simulators come to mind).
     
  3. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so there will not likely be noticeable performance gains from using Photoshop, Premiere or watching videos, etc.?

    Thanks.
     
  4. elithrar macrumors 6502

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    Almost nil, unless you're working on huge composite effects in Photoshop or After Effects (and even then...).
     
  5. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    I wonder for those heavy tab users like me (glims and 30 tabs) if a gpu upgrade will help with loading youtube videos?
     
  6. elithrar macrumors 6502

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    No. You won't be maxing out lesser hardware; an upgrade won't do anything.
     
  7. Bear macrumors G3

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    Certain video games and some (not all) video editing applications. Other than that, upgrading to the 780M won't be of real use.
     

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