Is it worth upgrading?

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

  1. silentphenom macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2012
    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    B) Using the current graphics card on the low end 2011 iMac (I know a newer version of the iMac is due out soon, I'm just using this one as a reference point), which is the AMD Radeon HD 6750M.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 G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    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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