iMac 24 inch arrived - pics, stats.

speakerwizard

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Got my 24 incher yesterday so ive spent some time playing and transferring, so if ya want an early look:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64403079@N00/

i will be adding more with size references soon.

it is 2.16ghz C2D, 500 GB HD, 2GB ram, 256 gfx

i will also pit it against my dual 2.7 powermac g5 in a bit in a handbrake test, maybe also maya and photoshop for fun.

check back for further updates :)
 

ViveLeLivre

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nice shots. the G5 comparison shot ALMOST gives a good sense of how big that thing is.

what's the trouble with vista? 1.1.1 boot camp is supposed to fix the installation issues, or so i read.



when did you place your order? i'm trying to get an idea when mine might be coming in.
 

speakerwizard

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Hi, it took 2 weeks to arrive with this configuration, its great :) lol, right im just about to test doom 3, after that i will do handbrake on same film from tsfolder on both imac and g5 simulaniously, a race yay
 

speakerwizard

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handbrake results

Handbrake Results:
G5 dual 2.7 2.5GB ram = fps23.5 - time = 1h48mins
imac 1.16 c2d 2GB ram = fps 33 - time = 1h15mins
(1h38minute film in h.264 at 1100bitrate - dirty harry lol)

ive put up more photos on the flickr link at top, ill do more tests such as doom 3 when i find out how to view fps
 

speakerwizard

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Doom 3 test imac

1600 x 1200 - high quality everything on, 54.2fps
1024 x 768 - ultra quality everything on, 50.9fps
800 x 600 - medium quality everything on, 65.3fps
 

ZoomZoomZoom

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speakerwizard said:
1600 x 1200 - high quality everything on, 54.2fps
1024 x 768 - ultra quality everything on, 50.9fps
800 x 600 - medium quality everything on, 65.3fps
Wow. Have you played any games at 1900x1200 yet? Curious about the fps at that sort of resolution.

The nano vs. 24'' iMac comparison is fun. :D
 

Keebler

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speakerwizard said:
Handbrake Results:
G5 dual 2.7 2.5GB ram = fps23.5 - time = 1h48mins
imac 1.16 c2d 2GB ram = fps 33 - time = 1h15mins
(1h38minute film in h.264 at 1100bitrate - dirty harry lol)

ive put up more photos on the flickr link at top, ill do more tests such as doom 3 when i find out how to view fps
thanks for doing this test! I was thinking about adding another G5 (ironically a dually 2.7) to my arsenal, but after this test, unless i get a wicked deal, I think i'll save my pennies to get a macpro or an imac. wicked!
 

scorpiorising

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i play HL2 at 1920x1200 w/ 4xAA and everything on, get a steady 40fps, looks amazing (definitely the game that has impressed me the most so far)
 

mdntcallr

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you may want to hold a couple months for the mac pro. cause they may update it with the quad chips. which would also hopefully drop down the price on the current chips. so apple can adjust their pricing.

(hoping)
 

speakerwizard

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@zoomzoom, just did doom high quality 1920x1200 clocked 44.7fps, quite adequate me thinks. ok i can now take requests, however, i dont really have any other games lol, photoshop etc is ok, i plan to have a play with maya too.

for those interested in the imac 24", i must say it is amazing. i was worried about rosseta performance coming from a powermac G5 but, so far its been fine, better than fine (and i here the next os update improves rosetta even more)
the screen is sooo bright (not to mention big) and the speakers have let me get rid of my external ones, i remember the imac G4's internal speakers, this is in another league lol.
i cannot recommend this computer more, i really was worried about the jump to intel, but so far so good, i will have to install windows (1st attempt at vista failed) as i need to run some high end 3D animation software until it goes universal.:D :D :D
 

freebooter

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Nice. You sure have a lot of excess cash. :) Good. I just may have one of those 24"ers myself, soon.

Not to be critical, but...
Turn off the flash, turn on the room lights, hold the camera steady, and your gear pictures won't have that flat, glaring look. They'll take on a mellow, laid back appearance.
 

lamina

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VERY nice pictures. I think it almost captures the true size of that thing :). I saw one in person yesterday at an Apple service center by my place (had to get iMac HDD replaced.. took only 2 hours!) and it is absolutely massive. Almost too big, but if you ask me you can never really have too much screen.

Congrats on the sweetass iMac.
 

nagromme

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Thanks for the pics. EyeTV looks great! Does it use full 1920x1200 for sharp menu text?


ZoomZoomZoom said:
Wow. Have you played any games at 1900x1200 yet? Curious about the fps at that sort of resolution.
See also:
http://www.barefeats.com/imcd4.html

Not bad.

PS, what's the difference between High and Ultra in Doom? IS it FSAA or more than that?
 

russed

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you have far too many nice computers there! - very envious.

i went into the apple store, regent street the other day and those 24" imacs are huge!
 

steve_hill4

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After seeing one in person today, (at last, but back at work on Saturday and if we haven't already got one on display, it will be on my return), I am now tempted to go for this over the 20" model. My reasoning is to get a decent aerial and an EyeTV for DTT and ditch my TV. If needed can always dual display and keep the TV, (no DTT for that).

It truely is a stonker.
 

nagromme

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steve_hill4 said:
After seeing one in person today, (at last, but back at work on Saturday and if we haven't already got one on display, it will be on my return), I am now tempted to go for this over the 20" model. My reasoning is to get a decent aerial and an EyeTV for DTT and ditch my TV. If needed can always dual display and keep the TV, (no DTT for that).
That's what I'm doing. Good bye TV!

steve_hill4 said:
It truely is a stonker.
Now I know a new word... thank you urbandictionary.com :eek: