3.33Ghz vs 3.20 i3

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eugenerhanley, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. eugenerhanley macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2010
    I had to exchange my 4 month old 21.5" iMac 3.33ghz/ATI/1 Tb/8Gb today the disc drive was scratching all my dvds.My local Apple store offered me the 27"
    " 3.20ghz i3 model. is this one an improvement over the 3.33 Ghz one. I know the screan size and graphic memory but I would like in detail is this faster better pro cons etc thanks in advance
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Yes, it is faster. Take a look at these benchmarks. There is no i3-550 but look at the i3-540, it's slightly slower but gives you the idea. However, I would ask if you could pay little more to get the 27" 2.8GHz i5 because it's even faster plus comes with better GPU
  3. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    That's a bit of a big stretch In price comparing the two models.

    If you can afford the higher model without pushing your budget, then do it and enjoy your machine :)

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