iMac graphics chips

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by crazycat, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    I have the option to pick between the NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 512MB or the ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB. It seems to me the ATI is faster and better for gaming, am i under the right impression? I would like to make sure before i place my order.

    Thanks.
     
  2. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

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    I believe the 4850 is the faster card (for gaming anyways). Might want to wait for others' replies to confirm this :). Congrats on the purchase!
     
  3. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502

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    Do know that the 4850s are not really... working yet.
     
  4. demarcopbl macrumors member

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    what do you mean by that? as in they have compatibility issues?
     
  5. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Freezing issues.
     
  6. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Forum members seem to have traced it to a wireless issue, so I assume it'll be fixed soon. Anyway, I'd still buy the 4850 as it's only a little bit more expensive, but... well let the benches do the talking.
     
  7. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...if you don't need it now, wait until the 4850's are fixed - SL might be out by then which would be a plus...
     
  8. steveb7 macrumors newbie

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    Go with ATI Radeon - it's a superior product.
     
  9. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    I wish these sites would stop benchmarking using OS X games. There's clearly a MASSIVE bottleneck caused by the OS and really, if people are buying a machine for gaming then they'll be using Windows to play.
     

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