Is this an upgrade?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mrcheezit, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. mrcheezit macrumors member

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    I have a late 2009 27-inch iMac with 2.66 Quad i5 with 8GB of RAM. It also has an HD 4850 graphics card. I mostly use it for gaming, word processing, web browsing, and light photo editing.
    My problem is this: I'm not sure if the 21-inch high-end iMac I'm looking to buy now is a real upgrade from my old 27-inch. Will the NVIDIA graphics card in the new 21-inchers perform better than my 4850?
    I am also pondering a Mac mini, and am wondering if the Intel integrated graphics card is better than my current one. I can't seem to find benchmarks anywhere.
    So real noob question but yeah. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    It'll be much better. What do you plan to do with computer? Graphics intensive stuff?
     
  3. mrcheezit thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah.. Lots of gaming like Crysis, Minecraft, Left For Dead 2, among others.
     
  4. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    And chess will run like nobody's business.
     
  5. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    If your going to be gaming a-lot I would save up for the 27inch.
     

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