Refurb vs new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by duc848, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. duc848 macrumors newbie

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    Jul 31, 2012
    #1
    any opinions on these two 27" iMac?

    Price wise, its very similar if I upgrade the Refurb to 8G ddr3 ram.

    Just curious as to how much difference these machines will be:
    1) 1333Mhz vs 1600Mhz ram
    2) 3.1G vs 2.9G (turbo boost to 3.6 <--whatever that means)
    3) most importantly....the 6970M 1G card vs the 660M 512M card

    primary use, light gaming (wow, rift etc), simple photo editing, movies, etc

    Refurbished:
    3.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    Cache 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache
    4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
    1TB Serial ATA1; 7200 rpm
    AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
    8x SuperDrive with 4x double-layer burning (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)

    NEW:
    2.9GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
    Cache 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache
    8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
    1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 512MB GDDR5


    thanks again
     
  2. Fifteen20s macrumors regular

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    Jun 9, 2012
    #2
    Buy the new with 4gig then upgrade yourself

    With your processor question

    2) 3.1G vs 2.9G (turbo boost to 3.6 <--whatever that means)
    Likely unnoticeable speed difference .... but the new processor supports USB 3.0
     

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