NEED ADVICE 2.93 or 3.06 with 4850

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by decson, May 18, 2009.

  1. decson macrumors regular

    May 15, 2009
    London, UK
    Hi all

    I am planning on first iMac, have a thread further down page (but no answers sadly), so thought would try again.

    I want to future proof this iMac, so have decided to go for the 4850 rather than 120 or 130 in hope that SL will add significant improvement or at least keep it going for longer at least.

    So, in your opinion is there much a difference between 2.93 and 3.06, no benchmarks on this, as they are 2.93 with the 120 rather than 4850.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

    Mar 19, 2009
    All I can advise you is to buy the fastest / best iMac you can afford. That way you'll never wonder the eternal 'what if'...

    So while I can't tell you that a 3.06 C2D is much faster than the 2.93, I'd guess it's got to be at least 5% faster (just shooting a guess); but if you buy it, you have the fastest 2009 iMac you can buy.

    Definately go for an ATi 4850 over an nVidia GT130. :)
  3. decson thread starter macrumors regular

    May 15, 2009
    London, UK
    Thanks for your advice.

    Quick thing for you or anyone with a new iMac, any problems with audio out optical? will now be using this iMac as main computer (photo work etc) and HTPC (mac mini is heading to bedroom).



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