Is it worth upgrading?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by silentphenom, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. silentphenom macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm planning on getting an iMac sometime in the next few months. I currently have a low end PC whose specs are:

    AMD Athlon II X4 2.6 Ghz
    2 GB DDR2 RAM
    Radeon HD 4770 graphics card

    Really nothing to brag about, but it has given me a few years of great work, and the ability to play games like Mass Effect 3, Modern Warfare 3, FIFA 12 and quite a few other games on medium to high settings.

    I currently own a 2010 Macbook Air, and I love this little guy so much that I made the decision to get the iMac. I am not buying the iMac for gaming, but for work.

    My questions to you guys are:

    A) How big of an upgrade would this be compared to my current system?
    B) Using the current graphics card on the low end 2011 iMac (I know a newer version of the iMac is due out soon, I'm just using this one as a reference point), which is the AMD Radeon HD 6750M. How does the HD 4770 stack up against the HD 6750M? I am asking because the 4770 does what I need it to do, and I wouldn't want to be downgrading in the graphics card department.

    Thank you guys for your time!!

    Any input would be greatly appreciated. :)
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Oct 14, 2008
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    The update will be huge. The CPU increase is so great that its not funny anymore, and the GPU will be around 50% faster if I am not mistaken. The desktop equivalent of the 6750M is the 6570
     

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