Graphic card

Discussion in 'iMac' started by noham100, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. noham100 macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2007
    What is the difference between the graphic cards nVIDIA gForce and ATI Radeon.
    Is it posible to use the nVIDIA card on the iMAC 20"?
  2. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Proprietary designs and no you cant put an Nvidia in a 20" iMac
  3. noham100 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2007
    Graphic card

    is it worth to upgared the Grafic card memory to 256MB
  4. aussiemac86 macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2004
    the land of OZ
    If it is 1983 then yes, as it is 2007 probably not :)

    but seriously it depends on what kind of thngs you want to do on your imac, games, video editing , photoshop etc.
  5. jesteraver macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2006
    Montreal, QC
    I am hoping the rumours about the Nvidia G81 are true because that would be amazing to have inside most portable mac's and inside the iMac. If that happens we can get a bluray player in our mac's after all :) I just wonder how amazing computer games would look :)
  6. brop52 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2007
    I don't have experience using a machine with 128 vs. 256 but it isn't that much for the upgrade and you can't replace the thing later if you decide you need it. I'd say that many games will probably require or recommend the 256 or above very soon and some already do.
  7. noham100 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2007
    Graphic card

    I want to buy an iMac 20". I'm told by the dealer and also by MacRumers to hold on and wait for the coming iMacs release so I'm waiting and trying to think what would be the best configuration.:eek:
    Mostly i'm going to use the computer for Graphics.
    I understend that at least it's best to increase RAM to 2 GB:)
  8. G5Unit macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2005
    I'm calling the cops
    Since the iMac's card is not user upgradable, I would go for the highest congig there is, since there isn't much of a price penelty.
  9. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    If you are going to do a lot of Photoshop, worry more about the CPU and RAM configuration than the video card.

    If you intend to play 3D games, then you should get the 24" iMac with the GeForce 7600GT. The 20" iMac with the 256MB Radeon X1600 is a good performer, but the 7600GT beats it even while driving the bigger display - it's worth it if you can afford it.
  10. MacBass macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2005
    La Crosse, WI
    I would recommend going for the upgrade from the start...otherwise you'll be kicking yourself later.

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