New iMac worth waiting for (C2D Extreme version)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by adjones, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. adjones macrumors member


    Nov 14, 2007
    Are there any comparisons of the new penryn 2.8 C2D against the old one (in current iMac) to see whether waiting a few weeks will matter all that much?

    Other than 45nm and SSE4 is there any differences?

    I am not desperately in NEED of one so can wait a couple of months but like the kid I am I WANT it now!
  2. cloudnine macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
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  3. treasurefinder macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2008
    its more likely apple secured a 9 month supply of merom chips for the current iMac and will update to Montevina, in which case their will be signifigant performance improvements (1066mhz bus, etc.)

    if apple does upgrade to penryn in the iMac's, the only other major improvement (besides SSE4) will be power and heat reduction. That could save you some $ on electricity. Also, the upgrades should include larger standard HDD's and 2 GB of memory (2x1GB chips) may become standard as well, so you can save some cash waiting that way as well.

    No matter what, you're better off waiting at this point if you can.

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