iMac Early 2008 vs iMac 2011/2012

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Yellowstone2012, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Yellowstone2012 macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    How big is the performance jump from my iMac (early 2008) to the 2011 model?

  2. Yellowstone2012 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011

    My Model:
    iMac (Early 2008)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8335 2.66 GHz (2 cores) 3675

    The 2011 (27") Model:
    iMac (27-inch Mid 2011)
    Intel Core i7-2600 3.4 GHz (4 cores) 12575

    For the unreleased 2012 model, I'll probably be getting nearly a 4x boost in performance. Can't wait.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Just so you know, the 2012 models will be limited to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and up, while the 2011 iMac can still run 10.6. Just so you know, if you have an version against Lion, as it took some things like Spaces and Exposé away and confined it into Mission Control.
  4. Yellowstone2012 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    I know.

    However, I use Windows 90% of the time and OS X for Xcode and Mac only programs. Also because of an increased RAM amount and better processor, performance will be better.
  5. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2011
    FYI geekbench doesn't tell you very much about your computer. It doesn't even factor GPU in - one of the most (the most?) important pieces of hardware in a high end machine.
  6. lachrocks21 macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2013
    Ive got an early 2008 imac but i got the 500 gb hard drive put in it and i have a 3 tb external hard drive and an additional 750 gb external hard drive connected up to it my uncle gave it to me and ive spent my than $500 on it but i love it

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