Old 24" iMac Vs. New 24" iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by YEMandy, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. YEMandy macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2005
    I currently have the old 24" iMac with 2.16 GHz, nVidea 7600 256MB card. How does this compare to say the new 24" iMac with a 2.4 GHz chip and ATI video card? (besides the obvious external differences) Will I see a big difference in performance?
  2. atari1356 macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    Games may be slightly faster on your old iMac since the video card is better... other applications will perform slightly better on the new iMac.

    Macworld posted some benchmarks which should give you a better idea:

    If I were you... I'd hold on to your existing iMac.
  3. dingdongbubble macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2007
    I would just continue using your current iMAc. I dont like the new ones and prefer the old ones. It turns out that their value lasts longer.

    I would suggest you to put it up on ebay or somehow sell it for the same price as a new iMac. I think that in some time people will be fighting for the old iMac specifically yours because of its graphic card and maybe design.
  4. YEMandy thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2005
    Maybe I will see what I can get on eBay. I honestly really like the new design, but not enough to take a loss in performance. Macworld claims an overall increase of 9% with the new 2.4's, but a loss in a few frames with unreal. Now the question is how much of a difference will there be with the 2.8 extremes over the 2.4.
  5. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    stick with what you have, theres no logical reason to change
  6. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2005
    If theres no major performance difference, I dont see the point of upgrading.
  7. mavherzog macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2005
    Columbus, WI
    Maybe he's enamored with the new look?
  8. YEMandy thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2005

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