difference between 1gb and 2gb 6970m?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jetjaguar, May 3, 2011.

  1. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

    jetjaguar

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    will it be a huge difference in playing like WoW? my 2010 imac with the 5850 or whatever it was worked fine .. just wondering if the 1gb gpu will be better ? is the 2gb mainly for pro apps ?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    For WoW, it likely wouldn't make a huge difference. It may make some difference for higher end games, or for running 2-3 large displays, but 1GB is more than enough for most needs, even most gaming.
     
  3. Dyne macrumors member

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    Hi jetjaguar,

    Check out this thread to help you with this. :) Short answer: 2GB will more than likely give you a very, very minimal performance gain. Whether that's worth the additional $100 is completely up to you.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1147275
     
  4. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanks .. the money isnt the issue .. but i can pick up a 3.4 i7 with the 1gb card locally
    plus i tend to update machines each time there is a refresh
     

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