Questions about late 2009 imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by k999rrl, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. k999rrl macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
    i wana get a refurnish 27 imac(3.06 dual core, 4gb, 4670 256mb) as my second desktop. I will mainly use it for Microsoft office and internet but i also play PES, fifa n NBA. i would like to know is this spec good enough to run the latest NBA, PES and fifa? also is it possible to change the graphic card?
    thanks a lot guys!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I have one that fits your description and it is more than capable of playing just about any game on the market today.
  4. k999rrl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
  5. tonyunreal macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2010
    I have the exact same model, you could play a few games with it, however don't expect it to handle newer games at native resolution.

    The only game I could play at native resolution was World of Warcraft, some games only allow you to choose 1080p because of the limited video memory, others run fine at 720p but start struggling at any resolution higher than that.

    The Core 2 microprocessor is also quite outdated consider it is two generations behind, it can handle word processing and web surfing just fine, but if you have the choice, consider investing in something more powerful(and cheap at the same time), or simply just wait for the 2011 refresh, even the entry level model of sandy bridge processors would be a significant upgrade over this one.
  6. Refrainer macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2011
    I have the same model and it can handle the games you are talking about.
  7. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    The games you have listed are not that gpu intensive at all. You should be fine playing them. Fifa could probably run at 40-50fps solid on ultra at native resolution with just the 4670. I personally would try to get a refurb model that has i3 and '5670' though.

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