Just bought a refurb - Graphics/Gaming?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by blurb23, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought a refurb Alu iMac, just the base 20" to tide me over until Montevina MBP's hit.

    This will be my first Mac.

    The PC I'm currently using has the following specs:
    Pentium 820D Smithfield @ 2.8Ghz
    1GB RAM
    ATi Radeon 9250.

    How much of a boost am I looking at in performance, when it comes to games? I realize that the HD2400Pro isn't anything special by any means, but I'm guessing it's going to be leaps and bounds better than my 9250?
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    lol

    9250 hehehe


    yeah the HD2400 is MUCH faster than a 9250 there is no comparison

    9250 gets about 7fps in doom 3 yes SEVEN
    HD2400 pro gets around 67fps
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Get the updated bootcamp drivers from ATIs site. They wlll improve the performance of the 2400 greatly over the original Leopard bootcamp drivers.
     
  4. blurb23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, I expected as much.

    The 9250 sucked even when it came out
     
  5. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Are you "switching" or keeping your PC for gaming?

    Can't you just get a new video card?
     
  6. blurb23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm switching.

    I still have the PC, but that's going to be thrown into my attic, never to see the light of day again.

    I don't really intend to do any hardcore gaming on this, probably just some City of Heroes. I'll save my hardcore stuff for when I get my MBP for college in June ;)
     
  7. avatars macrumors newbie

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    My refurb 2.4 GHz is on the way. I already have 4GB RAM from OWC, and a list of software to consider from http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=417741

    Are there any additional drivers I should update? I am desperately looking forward to a faster computer :D
     

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