Does 680mx only improve gaming?

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

  1. Blue604 macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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

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    Cool. will do.
     
  5. Andrew*Debbie macrumors member

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    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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