Refurb vs new iMac

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

  1. duc848 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2012
    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

    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)

    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

    Jun 9, 2012
    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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