iMac Retina 5K General Performance

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  1. olliedoogin, Oct 18, 2014
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    olliedoogin macrumors newbie

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    Hi. Can somebody who has the new iMac please post their specs and general performance impressions here. Its impossible to find anything on the net at the moment.
     
  2. Serban Suspended

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    probably from tomorrow we will have some general performance
     
  3. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    Hands on reviews should start coming in this week.
    I am sooooooooo waiting!
     
  4. leenak macrumors 68020

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  5. olliedoogin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've heard from a couple of website reviewers that the performance of the base iMac retina is really good despite talk of the graphics card being below par.
     
  6. HennersPD macrumors member

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    That's the one I ordered as I'm a university student doing a Chemistry degree! Would you recommend any 3rd party ram to upgrade it? And any tips to prolong life my the iMac - need it to last at least 4 years
     
  7. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    If the base graphics can run the display and edit video without lag, which it can, then it definitely isn't below par. Don't fall for the hysteria of people freaking out over a graphics card they haven't used.
     
  8. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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    Crucial RAM. And your iMac will be alive and well for well beyond 4 years, especially if you have over 8 GB RAM. 16 should be enough for the foreseeable future with these machines.

    http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B008LTBITY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  10. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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    3.5GHz QC i5 Turboboost 3.9GHz
    8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X4GB (I bought an extra 8GB RAM from Crucial through that link I sent)
    3TB Fusion Dr (3TB+128GBFlash)
    AMD Radeon R9 M290X 2GB GDDR5

    The estimate says it should arrive in by Friday, which is pretty cool because it was moved up from Monday. I'm in the US.
     
  11. HennersPD macrumors member

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    Ah OK same as me apart from storage :) I ordered mine on friday, shipping 3-5 business days, delivery between 23rd-27th October, just wondered if anyone in UK, knows what time of day it might ship???
     

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