New iMac 21" 2.8 GHz vs 3.1 GHz

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

  1. hackum macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2009

    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 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    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

    Dec 1, 2009
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. You definitely want to upgrade from the 5400 rpm harddrive.

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