21,5" i3 vs. i5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by diegobgr, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. diegobgr macrumors 6502

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    Hi.

    I will use the iMac to view and edit personal photos, and game (quite a lot).

    What will you choose?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    i5 brings Turbo Boost, i3 doesn't. If that matters, then cough up for the the i5.
     
  3. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    The $1499 model has a 3.2 i3 that says it *DOES* have Turbo Boost, so???
     
  4. stonemann macrumors regular

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  5. Zacken87 macrumors newbie

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    I went with the i5, as I intend to use my iMac for gaming, as well. But I wouldn't say it's a necessary upgrade, for that. The graphics card will probably pose more of a bottleneck, in the long run, than the processor.
     
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