2GB ram graphic when/what for good

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iMacLate2013, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. iMacLate2013 macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2014
    Middle level and higher iMacs can be optionally ordered with
    2GB, or 4GB RAM graphic.

    I doubt I will ever need 4GB ram graphic.
    Excluding the 2G option while planning iMac config
    might be not smart though.

    Which are the situations, iMac use cases it pays out to have
    such amount of graphic ram - 2GB?
  2. Tjosansa macrumors regular


    Jul 27, 2013
    Today graphic is way more important then cpu.
    If you have to choose always go for most graphic.
    I went for the 4 gb because its faster but also beqause some games require more ram to show all effects.
    4 gig is to future proof it.
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Since the GPU isn't upgradeable, you might as well as just upgrade it to the max, regardless of whether you're going to use it or not.
  4. iMacLate2013 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2014
    Thank you so much for all your inputs guys!

    So me can see more details are needed.
    - no at all or really very sporadic gaming
    - if photo edition than basic one, e.g. vignetting photo in GIMP or similar
    - no video cut, if yes than in far future and just basic
    - no CAD

    The 4G option available in the high end only.
    Which is expensive. The cpu speed provided in 27 high end iMac
    of current build does not provide any benefits as for tasks which
    will be carried out here. I guess the 2G graphic option also not available
    in the range targeted by myself: 3.2 GHz 27 imac.
  5. Neodym macrumors 68000


    Jul 5, 2002
    The amount of available Video Ram may also become an issue in multi-monitor setups with demanding applications/games. Seems not to be applicable in your case, but use cases tend to change significantly over time...

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