New iMac 21" 2.8 GHz vs 3.1 GHz

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hackum, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. hackum macrumors regular

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    Hi!

    Is there any reason to choose the 2.8 GHz model over the retina one (3.1 GHz)?
    Could the retina be slower due to the extra workload on the graphics card?

    I need to choose between these two models, the cost difference is negligible, but I am not sure which one to go with.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It's cheaper, thats about it. The IRIS pro 6200 broadwell graphics can run a 4K screen with ease so it shouldn't make any difference at all performance wise.

    I would say that an upgrade to fusion drive or SSD is the only thing that you would really find gives a big boost in performance especially for opening apps and working with large files.
     
  3. hackum thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. You definitely want to upgrade from the 5400 rpm harddrive.
     

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