iMac 27 Inch?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by piercet, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. piercet macrumors newbie

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    I am upgrading to an iMac 27 inch, and I was wondering what would work better for gaming an i7 or i5. Now I have noticed that i7 is a few hundred dollars more, is it worth it to spend more?
     
  2. Dresevski macrumors 6502

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    i7 will be better simply because it's faster. More helpful to know which games as the i5 may be able to handle what you want to do just fine.
     
  3. piercet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As of right now I am pushing my MacBook to the limit while playing the Sims 3.
     
  4. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    cpu doesn't matter too much for gaming. gpu matters much more
     
  5. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a

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    i5 will probably play most games that are out right now just fine. A couple years from now, you might be wishing you had just coughed up the extra bones for the upgrade, though.

    But... is The Sims your usual game type of choice?
     
  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    the 3.1 i5 and 3.4 i7 play games identically -- they both have the exact same video card.

    if Sims is all you plan on doing, then either of those are overkill x10.

    the base 2.7 i5 is no slouch for many, many games.

    check it yourself: http://barefeats.com/imac11c.html
     

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