macbook pro vs imac performance

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by OptimisticMonke, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. OptimisticMonke macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2010
    I have a macbook pro with a 2.66 ghz core 2 duo, 8gb ram, and 9600m gt...

    thinking about buying the new 27" apple display...but then thought I could get 27" imac instead - and still use the display

    The imac is a 2.93 i7, 8gb ram, and radeon 5750.

    Will the new imac run significantly faster or will it be about the same as on the macbook?

    I do alot of development in xcode, 3d modeling in modo, photoshop, games, etc...

    Thanks for any advice...
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Definitely a lot faster in 3D stuff, games and Photoshop. iMac uses newer CPU microarchitecture and has four cores while MBP has only two.
  3. nOw2 macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2009
  4. iMacThere4Iam macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2009
  5. MacSignal macrumors regular

    May 8, 2010
    If you don't mind the substantially higher cost of the iMac as compared to the ACD, the iMac is going to be completely superior to your MBP in terms of speed and performance.

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