Difference between low and mid 27" 5K iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dan121, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. dan121 macrumors newbie

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    The current low end 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display with a HD upgrade is:
    3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    8GB 1867MHz DDR3 SDRAM - two 4GB
    1TB Fusion Drive (+$100)
    AMD Radeon R9 M380 with 2GB video memory
    Total: $1899.00

    The current mid 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display is:
    3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    8GB 1867MHz DDR3 SDRAM - two 4GB
    1TB Fusion Drive
    AMD Radeon R9 M390 with 2GB video memory
    Total: $1999

    Is there any good reason why one is $100 more?
     
  2. hfg macrumors 68040

    hfg

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    Probably because one has a M380 video whereas the other has M390 video.
     
  3. MadDane macrumors 6502a

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    The M390 should be around twice as fast/powerful as the M380. So that is what you pay the $100 for.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    The GPU is the only difference, when you move up to the M395 model, you get a better GPU and a stock 2TB Fusion drive, making that difference a little bit more noticeable.
     

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