Performance of the new 24" 2.8 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 8baal, May 14, 2008.

  1. 8baal macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2008
    I originally purchased a mid-2007 20" 2.4ghz iMac, and just last week "traded it in" for a brand-new 24" 2.8ghz iMac. Long story there... I had upgraded the memory from 1gb to 4gb, and on the new one (which came with 2gb) up to 4gb. So I was hoping I was comparing apples to apples... so to speak.

    The question is does it seem like the new 2.8ghz ought to be faster than the 2.4ghz? I realize I could get flamed for asking a silly question like that, especially when I've used Macintosh since the Mac Plus, but I was really expecting a significant upgrade in speeds.
  2. kevinbal macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2006
    Storrs, CT
    Well, you are only gaining around a 16% increase in processor speeds - that's hardly noteworthy unless you are doing processor-heavy items like video encoding. I'm not at all surprised that you don't feel like its much faster than your 2.4 Ghz was, it really isn't.

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