New Imac 27" 2,9 GH or 3,2 GH? if not playing games!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DrMabuse, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. DrMabuse macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    Should I get the new Imac 27" with 2.9 GH or that one with 3,2? I'm not playing any games. I intend to use the mac for browsing the web, office, some photo and video editing. Do you think the extra 150$ make sense for me?
    I will get the fusion 1TB.
     
  2. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    From your described use, you won't need to spend the extra $$ for the CPU upgrade....The new IB CPU's are faster anyway, so you'll be fine.
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Depends on the amount of video editing. The faster your CPU are, the quicker you'll render the video.

    If you only do it once in a while, save you money. Do you do it all the time, then I would upgrade.
     
  5. DrMabuse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    same decision considering the better GPU?

    same decision if you consider that the 3.2 GH has the better GPU (675 MX)?
    Does this help just for gaming?
     
  6. apedance macrumors member

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    Some applications can use GPU acceleration.

    imo you're fine with the basic model GPU.

    For gaming the highend NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX with 2gb would be a better choice if you choose to play GPU intense games like upcoming Crysis 3 and stuff...
     
  7. DDaddyx2 macrumors regular

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    You'd be fine with the i5. That Fusion drive should give you the most perceptable performance boost.
     

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