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Discussion in 'iMac' started by iguess25, Jun 19, 2010.
whats the differ between the two?
The i7 is a high end lynnfield cpu, while the 3.3ghz option for the current iMacs are a high end wolfdale chip. The main differences is that wolfdale is based on the older core2duo architecture from intel, while lynnfield is based on the newer nehalem architecture. The wolfdale provides only 2 cpu cores, while the i7 variant of the lynnfield provides 4 processing cores and an additional 4 more virtual cores for 8 cores combined when certain processes take advantage of its hypertherading technology. All in all, the i7 can be up to 5-6x more powerful, but for most normal tasks like web browsing, you won't see any difference.
Wow, thanks for that great information..
I will be doing studio recording using pro tools.
Video Editing and a little graphic work, being creative.
Will they be any new imac i7 coming out in the next month before I buy this imac i7?
Nobody knows. It will anyway have the same CPU (or maybe i7 870 or 880 as BTO but they are +500$) so it's pretty safe buy. GPU will be updated but we aren't looking for major improvements
is there a big difference in apple 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x2Gb VS edge, axiom and kingston'?
There are possibly differences in the timings of the RAM that apple provides vs a specific other brand, but I'm sure that the iMac just uses commodity-grade RAM, its not any special high performance version. I would see if anyone on here knows the stock timings of the iMac RAM, but 99% chance you'll be fine.
cas latency 7.
so apple memory ram is better than the other 3 brands. I assume since apple ram is 70 bucks more.
It isn't. Buy from OWC, they sell 2x4GB for 245$, that gets you 12GB