Best Performer: 2.7GHz i5 with 6770 @ 1920x1080 or 3.1GHz with 6970 @ 2560x1440?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zhiggz, May 4, 2011.

  1. zhiggz macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2011
    This is purely from a gaming perspective at native resolutions. The 27" model may have a slightly faster CPU and GPU but it'll have 1,612,800 more pixels to move about compared to the 21.5"

    Of course the 27" model at 1920x1080 would be faster, but I'd be sacrificing slightly on image clarity (particularly text).

    Any thoughts/opinions?

  2. Sapphire08 macrumors member


    Dec 20, 2008
    England UK
    Did you get an answer on this? Make a decision to purchase regret it etc?

    I'm wondering the same thats why?
  3. marioman38 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2006
    Elk Grove, CA
  4. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    The 27" Model you list has 1 GB of VRAM which does make a difference for gaming.
  5. DJJAZZYJET macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2011
    27 Inch

    For gaming, 27 inch. Obviously you will be in bootcamp, so defrag the system, and make sure to use these two free softwares that are awsome

    Smart Defrag 2
    Both From i0bit software
  6. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    The 27" should be slightly faster for many games
  7. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    Defragging in Windows 7 is about as needed as it is in OSX. Both do it in the background, and it's expected that you're not filling these things to the point where manual defragmentation might be a necessity. Basically it's an archaic user process. OSX sometimes bogs down a little less if you run Disk Warrior occasionally, but not many people do that and they're still fine. You're the first person I've heard mention defragmentation in a long time.
  8. yashi macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2011
    I actually went with the 27" about a month ago because the 6970 performs better at 2560x1440 than the 6770 does at 1920x1080.

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