Difference between 6750M - 6770M?

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  1. Robsor macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2011
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    After i finish this schoolyear, i'm buying myself an iMac 21.5''.
    I'm going to use it for regular use, MS Word, browsing, watching movies and gaming. I'm not a hardcore gamer but playing games like Portal 2, Guild Wars and some shooters on high is a plus. Im not buying the 27'' because its just too big.

    So, is there a noticable difference between the 6750M and the 6770M?
    Thanks a bunch!
  2. tsugaru, May 16, 2011
    Last edited: May 16, 2011

    tsugaru macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2003

    6770M is the same chip, but clocked faster. So it is a faster GPU (obviously.) You probably won't see a huge difference in frame rate (core clock increase is fairly minor.)

    VRAM is the same on both (512MB, both GDDR5)
    The shaders and TMU count on both is the same.
    As such, the 6770M will be, at most, 20.83% faster (theoretical max, but most likely not.)
  3. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    So just overclock it and you basically have a 6770m? If so, that makes the base iMac the best bang for your buck for the 2011 line-up I think.
  4. KaPOWitsCHRIS macrumors 6502


    Apr 8, 2010
    Coventry, UK
    Unless you want a 1TB HDD and the option to get a Core i7..
  5. TallManNY macrumors 601


    Nov 5, 2007
    Except that External HD with Thunderbolt will be cheap and plentiful in a year and Core i7 provides little improvement for most tasks.

    I have to agree that the basemodel at $1200 is best bang for buck. I went 27" this weekend, but I have a big desk and to put it on and wanted the 6970M GPU.

    But if I were a student on a student budget or a recent graduate, I wouldn't even consider a $2000 machine when such a great $1200 set up is available.

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