iMac specs

Discussion in 'iMac' started by reclusive46, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. reclusive46 macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2011
    Hello there,
    I'm new to the iMacs and was wondering what we should expect CPU and gpu wise In the highest specced iMac. Also just to confirm the iMac has a desktop gpu and not a mobility one like in the mac mini correct?
  2. flopticalcube, Apr 25, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2011

    flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    It's currently a desktop CPU and expected to be one in the next release. Probably 69xx series mobility GPU.
  3. Bomino macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2011
    imacs have mobile gpus, but desktop processors.
  4. archer75 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2005
    imacs use a mobility GPU. Not a desktop GPU. They do however use a desktop CPU.

    As far as what you can expect, there are threads plastered all over the forums here with much speculation.
  5. Diesel-Benz macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2011
    iMacs have desktop GPUs, as shown by the HD in the name rather than Mobility.
  6. Drewbie macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2010
    my geekbench score was 10600

    i can get around 50-60 fps on most games, i did bootcamp and try out crysis, got 35 fps on max settings.

    got a 27 inch i7 2.93 with 8gb ram and the 5750 1gb video card.
  7. mackage macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2011
    32 or 64 bit geekbench?
  8. Statelymwhite macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2011
    Why are iMac components so far behind PCs?

    Why aren't iMac/Macbook components up-to-date with PC components? For example, up until last year, iMacs were shipping with Intel Core Duos, whereas the PC world was already long into i3,i5, and i7. Hard drives are another thing. PC hard drives are much faster than the basic drives Apple offers. Same with graphics processors.

    Why is this? I don't mind paying more for a better built machine, but it's hard to ignore that Apple seems far behind the technology curve with their offerings.

    Why can't they at least keep up with the technology?
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Longer update cycle. Usually Apple's tech is fairly current when the model is released but it can stay like that for 9 months or more until the next model comes along.
  10. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    The iMac was one of the first computers to use lynnfield chips when lynnfield was introduced. I'm not too sure about the old argument about apple computers not using up-to-date tech compared to pc counterparts. About the only argument you can truly make was their decision to stick to core2duo in their lowest end macbook/pro's, but that's because they didn't want to use the intel integrated graphics.

    iMacs will certainly use sandybridge and mobility 6k come this refresh, and as flopticalcube says, the iMacs only seem behind because of their strict update schedule.
  11. RollTide macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2006
    I heard that Apple will be trying to downgrade tech this go around. Floppy disk drive instead of superdrive. 1.44 mb storage bliss!

    Seriously though, Raven hit the nail on the head.
  12. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    Sticking with C2D was justified because Arrandale IGP sucked hard and 320M is way better than it. HD 3000 is slightly better on non-CUDA apps than 320M.

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