A couple questions on running 3 screens with the 2011 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by GXPvince, May 18, 2011.

  1. GXPvince macrumors regular

    May 12, 2008
    I have 2 ACD's a 30in, and a 23in hooked up to an 08 Mac Pro atm. However I am needing a 27in iMac for traveling purposes (I am a wedding photographer and will be using this for client meetings/weddings). But I am also looking to replace my Mac Pro with the iMac, seeing that its a pretty big speed increase, I do want to use all 3 screens on the iMac....

    Looking to get:
    3.4 27"
    4gb (I would upgrade the RAM to 12gb after the purchase.)
    2gb vid

    Since I will be running 3 screens I assume it would be benefital to get the 2gb video card? I don't play games and I will only using this machine for paperwork, very intensive lightroom and photoshop work and a little bit of video work with FCP studio.

    The other question is would lightroom and PS benefit from the SSD at all besides starting up quicker? (example: would pictures in lightroom render quicker?)

    Would this iMac be overkill with what I want to use it for?
  2. gcthompson macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    I run 3 screens on a 2011 27" iMac with the bog standard 512Mb card (Radeon HD 6770M)

    1680 x 1050
    1920 x 1080
    2560 x 1440

    Seems totally fine for my purposes (VMWare fusion mainly)

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