Core 2 Duo vs. Core 2 Extreme in Imac

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  1. ks-man macrumors 6502a

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    How big of a difference is the extreme vs. the duo in the Imac line?

    Is there a bigger difference then just going from 2.4GHZ to 2.8GHZ? How would a 2.8GHZ Duo perform relative to a 2.8GHZ Extreme?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The 7600 GT is a desktop card and is surprisingly formidable even today. You'll notice a difference in more shader intensive games though.
     
  4. jesusplay macrumors 6502a

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    wow.......which current mac has the best graphics card:confused:
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Please take a guess.
     
  6. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    mac mini :p
     
  7. Rustman macrumors regular

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    Chasing numbers in benchmarks like this basically means you will never be happy with what you have.

    I'm happy. :)
     
  8. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Relative to what you'd expect, the MacBook Pro.

    The iMac graphics cards are a bit of a shame, but not anywhere near to the extent of the MacPro, which really should have a seriously powerful card considering how much they cost.

    While the MacMini has a GM950, this is more than suitable for the kind of things the MacMini is aimed at. The MacBook's X3100 is okay, and while it could be better, isn't all that bad.



    As for the C2D vs. C2E thing, the C2E outperforms the base level MacPro when it comes to straight forward number crunching, but ultimately isn't as fast due to the RAM side of things.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Just buy your hardware when it's the newest.
     
  10. HLdan macrumors 603

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    The 2.8 C2D and the 2.8 Core 2 Extreme are the same processor.
    I totally hate to say this but as much as I hate Windows it's profiler is better than OS X's. In Windows it shows exactly what processor and GPU are in my iMac and OS X does not.

    So in Windows it shows Intel X7900 Core 2 Extreme @ 2.8Ghz for the CPU and Mobility Radeon 2600XT for the GPU.

    In OS X it shows Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 Ghz and for the GPU it shows Radeon HD2600.

    I hate that OS X sort of gives a falsehood of what you are actually getting and it confuses people like the OP.
     
  11. Rustman macrumors regular

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    Not never possible, ever. ;)
     
  12. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Well depends if what your doing is multi-threaded to run on 4 cores or not.
     
  13. jvette macrumors 6502

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    I have to say that the 2.8 that I have wasn't that impressive until i added the extra 2mg of ram. I think it's more important to have 4mg of ram than worry about the processor speed.
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If I know what day a product is going to be released then it will be the best until its replacement is released. :rolleyes:
     
  15. nhexima macrumors member

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    :( Astounding that the Radeon would be outperformed at all by the Nvidia card, considering the time between those two models... My unlikely hopes for MacWorld include a better video card for the iMac.
     

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