iMac Question......

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Markisss88, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Markisss88 macrumors regular

    Markisss88

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    is there a noticeable difference between that ATI HD graphics card and Nvidia graphics card on the lower end? does that mean i cant get the full resolution.
     
  2. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    You will get the full resolution with either of the cards.

    The ATI HD is a discrete card, whereas the Nvidia is integrated. The ATI is much more powerful, so if you plan on playing games a lot, or doing intensive HD video work, buy the ATI.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You'll get full 2560x1440 resolution with both, 9400M and 4670. 9400M is fine for general use but if you're going to play games, then ATI 4670 is a lot better choice
     
  4. XxEjGxX macrumors regular

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    the ATI only really makes a difference for gaming, both will run smoothly at full resolution[​IMG]
     
  5. TRAG macrumors 6502

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    How about with photo editing? If want to use RAW images in Aperture 2, Lightroom, or Photoshop, do you know which would be fine: NVIDIA or any of the ATI's?
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    The work is still done by CPU mostly so GPU doesn't really matter. RAM is more important in photo editing than GPU
     
  7. XxEjGxX macrumors regular

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    most of these things are cpu based, however in newer versions they might start shifting to be a little more gpu intensive
     

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