Imac 21.5" ATI 4670

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  1. beerglass007 macrumors 6502

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    Because the video card in the in the 21.5" imac is a mobile card would their be any difference in the MBP 9600GT 512MB and the ATI 4670 256MB found in the imac 21.5" for gaming ?

    Just looking on the Apple store at the top-end imac 21.5" and the output is 1080p with a 4670 ATI card. My current MBP has a 9600GT 512mb but a lower native res.

    Is the CPU on the imac also a mobile chip like the MBP or a full fat intel cpu ?
     
  2. peakchua macrumors regular

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    9600m gt is miles away slower. th 4670 is quite a great card. even the 330m 512mb isint that close to the 4670, though 512mb is a great advantage for extreme multitasking of graphics procesing
     
  3. beerglass007 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so for gaming its a good card

    If you get a 27" imac with that card its going to have to work harder to power the extra native res right ?
     
  4. dexthageek macrumors 6502

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    Technically Yes! However, I don't think any games run at the 27'' native res.
     
  5. zaffle macrumors member

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    incorrect. i was playing portal just this morning. native res, highest settings with AA off.
     
  6. dexthageek macrumors 6502

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    Awesome, I stand corrected!

    How is the performance? My new iMac is sitting at home was just delivered 15 minutes ago. I want to go home! lol
     
  7. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    The mobile 4850 is good enough to play all modern games with the exception of perhaps crysis, at at least 30 fps on 27 iMac's native resolution.

    The mobile 4670 will probably struggle to do that, so you'd have to take graphics down to a mix of high and medium.
     
  8. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    For video encoding, would the 4670 make a big difference as opposed to the 9600?
     
  9. dexthageek macrumors 6502

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    The CPU does most of the leg work during encoding.

    In fact, I don't think any encoding software for OSX uses the GPU.
     
  10. deus ex machina macrumors regular

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    I thought Adobe Premiere Pro did.
     
  11. beerglass007 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just brought a imac

    Just brought a imac and sold the MBP

    I brought a Apple iMac MC413B/A which is a 3.06Ghz 1TB 4GB ram with ATI

    for £800


    Getting it early next week
     

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