Does 680mx only improve gaming?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Blue604, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Blue604 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2012
    Looking to buy a new iMac and I don't do gaming at all on computer. But I do a lot of aperture (over 30,000 photos) and some video editing. I will get the i7, fusion drive and self upgrade the ram. Just wonder if the video card upgrade would benefit for me?
  2. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    It will have a benefit to anything graphically intensive. So Aperture will see a benefit as it's designed to use both CPU and GPU for the intensive tasks.
  3. flavr macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2011
    For what you do, the video card should be your first upgrade...
  4. Blue604 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cool. will do.
  5. Andrew*Debbie macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2010
    North Wales, United Kingdom
    3D Rendering Speed improvement over the 675MX is about 10%.
    If you don't game, you certainly don't need it.

    You might not see even that much with Aperture.

    If you use your iMac in a professional production environment it may be worth the extra money. Somethings, especially video rendering will go faster.

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