HD 4670 256 Mb -vs- HD 5670 512 Mb

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bosep, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Bosep macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2008
    Hi, I don't know which iMac to buy, the "high end" 21,5" or the basic one. I really don't need more hdd space, so for me 1Tb is unnecessary, I also don't need the 3,2 Ghz processor.

    So my question is, how much difference will I notice in games ? Is the 5670 much better? Is there any FPS comparison anywhere ?

    Will use the iMac for Starcraft 2 and WoW.
  2. Bosep thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2008
    Thanks for the 4670 info, could not find any info for 5670 though you linked another card.

    Hmm, still hard to "compare", would like a head to head comparison, don't want to buy the high end iMac for 300 dollars more if it's not _that_ much better.
  3. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    The mobility 5730 is the 5670 in the iMac. Apple just advertises it as 5670.

    Same goes for the 5750 really being a mobility 5850.
  4. navajarunner macrumors regular


    Feb 3, 2009
    I would like to know more info on this as well.
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
  6. RollTide macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2006
    I knew I was a bit off, but thought I was close enough. Oh well :rolleyes:
  7. Bosep thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2008
    :p haha, but is there anyone in here with the 4670 version? how smooth is wow and sc2? How many FPS?
  8. FullCollapse macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2006
    Oneonta, NY
    hey bosep

    i just bought the higher end 21.5" and bought it for pretty much the same reasons as you... basic use plus WoW and SC2. i had huge problems running WoW since the patch (as in almost unplayable) but now it runs great. i pretty much run all settings at high except water and sunshafts which i have at the lowest settings.

    SC2 was basically unplayable on my old imac, i haven't played much but this guy runs it no sweat. i'm definitely glad i spent the extra few bucks for the model with the 5670. for what it's worth my old imac was a 2.16 core 2 duo with a 128mb video card.

    hope this helps!
  9. Bosep thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2008
    Okay, Well... I'll go with the high end then :)
  10. tshort, Oct 29, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2010

    tshort macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2007
    I bought a higher-end 21.5" iMac (this past summer - so have the 4670) because I knew my kids wanted to play games. When I updated WoW to 4.0, it wasn't unplayable, but was certainly seemed to stutter. I dropped some of the settings. I'll try some of the settings you used.

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