iMac Late 2013 27" 780M noise performance experiences

Discussion in 'iMac' started by omenatarhuri, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. omenatarhuri macrumors 6502a

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    No, sadly I can't provide these for you.

    But if someone has received their machine yet, I'd love your thoughts on the new machine. Especially on how noisy it gets under load and how well the 780M performs with Civ V on native resolution (in bootcamp).
     
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  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    the new 27 inch with a quad core i7 the 780m and a 512tb flash. would be a very powerful machine.
     

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  5. Techwatcher macrumors member

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    Personally I'd keep the base processing speed since the difference isn't that crucial, but I'd bump the RAM to nothing less than 16 GB. And the 512 SSD, although expensive, is definitely the right choice.
     
  6. kaellar macrumors 6502

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    Buying RAM from Apple for 27 iMac is the dumbest thing an iMac buyer can actually do.
     
  7. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Lol. Blunt, but true :)
     
  8. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

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    Bought 32Gb RAM from crucial through amazon and it was half the price of the apple RAM.
     
  9. Tjosansa macrumors regular

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    I would think not.
    It should produce less noise beqause of the new arcitecture.
     
  10. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

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    It should?

    Why?

    The 780M is a 680MX with higher clock speed and more Vram.

    Both are 28nm Kelper chips with 1536 cores.

    They're practically identical chips.

    Edit: As for how it will perform in Civ V in bootcamp, I have the 680MX and play Civ V in bootcamp with everything turned up to full fat and it plays beautifully, and near-silently. I expect the 780M will perform just as well.
     

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