New iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iTalkappleosx, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. iTalkappleosx macrumors newbie

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    I want to get a new iMac but before i do i will like to no is there really a big difference between the 21.5'' i core 3 & 21.5'' i core 5 any help ?
     
  2. kylera macrumors 65816

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    Depends on what you want to do. What are you planning to use it for?
    (photo manipulation, games, word processing, etc.)
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    None of the currently made iMacs have an i3 processor, so your question lacks a lot of detail to get a good answer.

    What exact i3 and i5 models are you talking about? The i5 of the same model year as the i3 system will in general be faster. There may also be graphics differences and other differences between the two systems that will change the answer as to which iMac is better for you.
     
  4. iTalkappleosx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Right now i currently have the 21.5'' iMac with 3.6 GHz intel core i3 /8GB Memory

    I do a lot of editing with iMovie and i make a lot of music with garageband / logic pro.:apple:
     
  5. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    There isn't a 3.6 i3, there was a 3.6 dual i5 BTO 21". All of the new models are quad core, so you should see fairly decent gains regardless of the model you choose.
     

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