New imac 21.5" which one?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Zazah, May 8, 2011.

  1. Zazah macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    Hi everyone

    i'm going to buy my first imac soon, but i can not decide between the 2 imacs 21.5 inch mainly because of the GPU (6750M vs 6770M)
    just playing some games on it : next Bioware mmo swtor for example, mass effect, mafia...
    i don't mind if i can't play with high settings, just want good graphics (no shadows or AA) and fps

    So i need some advise, does the extra 300 $ worth it, for the 6770m gpu? or the 6750M will be enought?

    thanks :)
  2. gorcman macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2010
    The base 21 inch is definitely the better value.

    The 6770 is a higher clockspeed 6750, so its only about 20% faster. The CPU is only about 10% faster on the top end 21". So it's not like the top end 21 blows the base 21 out of the park.
  3. BlueSchizz macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2011
  4. 2ndname macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2011
  5. chrisc983 macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Went with the base 21.5" as well. Figured my $300 is better well spent on upgrading memory and possibly towards an SSD.
  6. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    Personally I went with the upper end 21.5 for all the reasons stated above plus the fact that is has a 1TB hard drive. Worth the extra $300 to me because I feel like I'm getting a lower end 27" iMac without the huge screen which I don't need. I would rather have the power than the size.
  7. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    This! I'll soon be trading up my 27" to a new 21.5", because as stated, I'd rather have the power. I'll also use money gained by adding the SSD+HDD combo, which I think is more beneficial as well.
  8. Zazah thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    Thanks guys :)

    i'm going for the base then, don't think to spend 300$ more just for a 20 % faster gpu and 10% faster cpu
    i can buy the applecare and office with it

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