Question about Imac C2D 3.33 & i5 2.66

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kashual, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. kashual macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2009
    Goodday to you all!

    Im new here.

    Im having some trouble to decide wich Imac i should buy.

    as you guessed its about Imac C2D 3.33 # ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB & quad i5 2.66!

    I wonder which one will be faster! Ive read some topics here and there but
    i still cant come to a conclusion.

    Which of the 2 is faster?

    isnt the c2d faster in other ways then the i5?

    im gonna use the IMac for, graphic design, editing hd movies and probably playing around with some 3d programs!

    Please help me out!

    and by the way, if there are other people who got questions between those 2 setups feel free to ask!
  2. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    I am pretty sure that the i5 is faster in every way then the C2D and if you are doing HD movie stuff I would go a step higher with the i7 if you have the extra $200 to spend.
  3. lasuther macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2004
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    Well,the i5 is the cheaper computer. It will also boost to a 3.2GHz. And the quad core can really help with your movie work. Save the money and buy the i5.
  4. kashual thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2009
    Yeah, i was thinking about hat but still for me +/- 1730 euro is still allot of money for me!

    that boost will make 1 core run at 3.2ghz?
  5. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    Not sure of your pricing but in the states the base 27" comes with a 3.06 C2D and 4670. To upgrade to 4850 cost $150 more than the starting price of 1699. To bump to 3.33 is another $200 which puts it over the base prices of the 2.66 QC of 1999 and that comes with the 4850!
  6. kashual thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2009
    i am sorry, i ment that the price of let's say the
    c2d 3.33 with 4850 or qc 2.66 is allready allot for me!

    but then spending another 168 euro (here in the Netherlands)
    is maybe to much:)

    but on the other hand i want to enjoy this mac at least for 2 or 3 years
    and since you cant update anything except for the memory i might go for the i7
    to enjoy everything to the fullest.

    but first see how i will go trough this month.
    (still student :D )
  7. Yakuza macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Lisbon, Portugal
    You can have a student discount, it will be 1.690.80€, it's almost 100€ less
  8. Yakuza macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Lisbon, Portugal
    I'm in the same situation as you (doing the same work, but not the hd movies lol)

    but i've known since the first day that the i5 was the way to go, as a student not swimming in money lolol, but the effort of buying a i5 will compensate the longer years to work with the machine 4/5 years. so i think.

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