ivy bridge imacs? retina display?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aPple nErd, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    so should i get a sandy bridge iMac or wait for the ivy bridge? does anyone think there will be retina displays? what exactly is the difference? thanks!!!
  2. lifeguard90 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2010
    wait, were almost there, even if its 30days. I think 13" mbp & macbook pair will come at wwdc, if any hardware non iOS related is meant for wwdc. I think iMac will come this next week or any time in May. Again, as I have stated many times we should have more facts or better ideas once wednesday am rolls around because 1) ivy comes monday, 2) tuesday apple has financial call 3) tues / wed are usual apple upgrade days, 4) ivy bridge being released first is for desktops.

    retina- i do not see iMacs having that yet, their resolution is already very good but seeing they just got an iPad with retina/ there were supply constraints for that, i reckon retina will follow the path iphone4---> iPad --->?? macbook air , macbook pro, iMac.

    cpu- ivy bridge all but guaranteed.
    gpu- NVIDIA kepler or high end card or AMD 7970m
    Ram- 4GB standard still
    storage- same HDD capacities, SSD capacity will either go up for slightly higher price, or current capacity price just comes down.

    screen- anti-glare GLASS- NOT Matte.
  3. KingJosh macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2012
  4. Big Dave macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007
    Crestview, Fl
    I'll be upgrading from a 24" Late 2008 C2D 2.4ghz. I'm hoping to cut my Handbrake encode times by half.

    I am really excited about this update. I think it will be significant.

    I'm hoping that Thunderbolt drives become more common and cheaper.
  5. gatortpk macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2003
    Melbourne, FL
    The new iMac will do less than 1/4 encode times.

    I have the 2.8 GHz 24" iMac (Core 2 Duo, Penryn), and I have the 2009 2.8 MHz core i7 27" iMac (8 logical cores/quad core hyper threaded). And this 2.5 year old iMac (2009 27") does full HD re-encodes at nearly real-time, 24 fps. (Actually, it drops to 19 fps sometimes with full BluRay 1920x1080p video).

    This is easily 3-4 times faster than my 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo 24" iMac from 2008.

    So, I think you can expect much more than cutting your encode times in half, perhaps more along the lines of less than one quarter encode times!
  6. Whargoul macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Sure, buy an iMac now, its only 1 year old and new ones are coming out in the next 4-11 days.
  7. Fynd macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    Retina macs spell the demise of any form of gaming on a mac, which can be rough as it is. Pass.
  8. paulbee macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2011
    How so? Just because a screen is capable of a particular resolution doesn't mean you're required to run all software at that resolution. Running a game at a resolution below your screen resolution is a tries-and-true way to coax some extra performance; how would this be any different with a HiDPI display?
  9. Fynd macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    Oh I know that's possible, but honestly it looks awful.
  10. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    I don't think you need to worry about Retina. That will be for the 2013 iMac. They have only just got a screen the size of the iPad at Retina for a reasonable price. Its still a big leap to a 21''/27'' screen.
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I hate to think how much a 27" retina display would cost. I can't see Apple moving to a 27" retina display soon; they are already having trouble getting enough yield on the iPads.
  12. yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2010
    San Diego
    Probably not retina (for iMacs) in 2012. Next will be Macbook Pro and Macbook air (in 2012), then in 2013 we may see retina. Just remember, 27 inches is alot of screen opposed to 11, 13, and 15.
    That being said, retina will be a great improvement. Some said it ruins games....not sure. But what I do know is that when retina comes to the Macbooks, and iMacs, developers will start taking more interest in Retina Display compatible games, in the Mac App Store. :apple:

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