No dGPU on iMAC 2013?

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  2. antonis macrumors 68000

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    I don't think it's very likely. iMacs are the most favorite "gaming" machines in the Mac universe. Giving the new line a iGPU only, would hurt their sales really bad.
     
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    yes i think so also..i hope for the new 7xx series with the top line 780MX and 3Gb vRam
     
  4. omenatarhuri macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. 680MX as currently available is a far cry from mid-range mobile GPUs. As such killing the mid-range, that the article speaks of, would likely have little impact on high-end iMacs.

    Not so sure about the low-end iMacs though.
     
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    680MX is a mid range mobile GPU? i thought was on second place after 780M
     
  6. antonis macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately, iMacs have the mobile version of each GPU model. Therefore these GPUs are much more inferior than their desktop edition "cousins".
     
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    He said mid range MOBILE GPU, that means dGPU and i know that 680MX is second after 780M
     
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    Current higher-end iMacs ship with HD4000 + dedicated GPU. Why wouldn't they ship with HD5000 + dedicated GPU? Nothing fundamental with change with Haswell. On top of that there are references in OS X Mavericks to the new 700M series from Nvidia.
     
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    On top of that there are references in OS X Mavericks to the new 700M series from Nvidia

    how do you know, ive search for this for a while and i got nothing
     
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    They might go integrated on the entry level 21", but the 27" will certainly have a discrete GPU as will the 21" and 27" Build-to-Order models.
     
  11. kaellar macrumors 6502

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    Current iMacs ALL ship with HD2600 + dGPU. Its the basic rudimental iGPU that presents in almost every desktop CPU by Intel.
    Haswell is a bit different story though. Current Haswell desktop line-up has three 65w-TDP models with Iris Pro on-board, and it seems like these are designed especially for iMac.
     
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    It was posted here on MacRumors. Not sure what thread, maybe you can do a search for it.

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    I guess I mixed up the iMac and MacBook Pro. :p
     
  14. Serban thread starter Suspended

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    i think they will need all dGPU if they go for 4K displays.
     
  15. thekingofnerds macrumors regular

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    Considering 4k displays are still $3,000+, I really doubt the imac will get one anytime soon.
     
  16. Serban thread starter Suspended

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    there are rumors that provide that this fall that 2880p displays are coming , but yes can be only the Thunderbolt display for the mac pro. But maybe imacs too
     
  17. kaellar macrumors 6502

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    The rumors presence doesn't add any sense to what the situation is. And the situation is 4k+ panels (just the panels, not the entire package) cost the price of current iMacs. And to keep their margins, Apple will need to up the price of iMacs by several times. It's not gonna happen in the near future, regardless of what rumors say.
     

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