4670 or 5670

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pt0016, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. pt0016 macrumors regular

    pt0016

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    Hi there...

    Would I see a big performance increase if I get the 5670HD with the 3.2GHz i3, over the 4670 3.06 i3?

    Would be gaming, and the 5670 has 512mb VRAM, whereas the 4670 only has 256MB.

    Is it worth the upgrade price for the 5670? cheers, and I have been posting alot, i know =)
     
  2. MathijsDelva macrumors regular

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    Yes, if you have to stick with the 21.5" (because of size and stuff), this upgrade is a significant upgrade in terms of price/performance.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    If you're going to game, yes, it's worth the extra $
     
  4. Doc69 macrumors 6502

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    And if you're not going to game, but use some Photoshop, Aperture and Final Cut?
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Not worth it in my opinion because those apps cannot really take advantage of the better GPU. CPU and RAM matter more
     
  6. REALIN macrumors newbie

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    I would get the 5670 anyway, its not expensive and you get the features that the ATI 5000 serie support. For example that they card underclocks itself so it get cooler. ;)
     

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