None of the 21.5 inch iMacs have a dedicated GPU

Discussion in 'iMac' started by the8thark, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. the8thark macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    Does this disappoint you?
    It certainly disappoints me. I really like the 21.5 inch size. Not having the option for a deeicated GPU in one is really disappointing. My current 21.5 inch has a dedicated GPU in it. Apple is corcing us to spend more for a 27 inch iMac.

    What are your feelings about this?
  2. Nospig macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011
    Bangkok, Thailand
  3. ndolebay macrumors member


    Apr 8, 2014

    Feel sad. Just bought a 27", so far so good.
  4. lJoSquaredl macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2012
    I was curious about this today. The iMac has a desktop processor compared to the rMBP's laptop processor, but the rMBP line now has the dedicated video card. Granted the Iris Pro graphics are pretty damn good these days at both gaming and pro work, but they're still not great compared to a 4gb Radeon assuming you max that part out on the new rMBP.

    Kinda curious which one would be faster for video editing at this point considering those 2 trade offs.
  5. Firebrand macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2016
    Yeah, I’d love a 21,5" iMac with a much beefier gpu and replaceable RAM too. But my dream is long shattered :-(

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