new imac 3.06

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mmoran27, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. mmoran27 macrumors 6502

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    So I have the old 3.06 with 8800gts and 4GB ram.

    I assume the new with gts 130 will perform the same or a little better?

    The new has faster fsb and ram, but how much of a performance difference in the real world are we talking here?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Not big, maybe 5-10%. GT130 (aka 9800M GTS) will be faster than 8800 but we're not talking about huge bumbs, maybe 10-20%.

    Don't upgrade, it's just wasting your money
     
  3. maxap macrumors 6502

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    Why would you need this new iMac if you have such a great machine? :)
    I suppose you can run all the great games and applications just fine. Especially Valve games work like a charm I guess... Left4Dead, HL2 etc...
    Enjoy you iMac!!!! Don't waste money!
     
  4. definitive macrumors 68000

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    x2

    if you do want an upgrade, go with a windows system with i7 + some 4870sli chipset. you'll probably save $1k on it too.
     
  5. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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    But it runs Windows.
     
  6. definitive macrumors 68000

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    and hackintosh. ZING!
     
  7. kobefan234 macrumors 6502

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    which is better the 9600GT on the MBP or the new winter 09 IMAC GT 120 or 130?
     
  8. maxap macrumors 6502

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    The new GT130 is better than the 9600GT. The GT120 is pretty weak...
     
  9. kobefan234 macrumors 6502

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  10. wetrix macrumors 6502

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    The new iMacs aren't very exciting in my opinion, which is nice as it means there is no great need to upgrade.
     

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