retina imac 5k graphics card?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by callawayno1, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. callawayno1 macrumors member

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    how much faster is the fastest graphics card option in the retina imac 5k against the standard?
    is it going to be a difference even in standard daily use like web browsing and photos and so , i don't mean editing or so ?
     
  2. GixxerPilot macrumors newbie

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    I have the base model GPU but upgraded with the I7 CPU and 256 flash. While I haven't done a direct comparisent between the upgraded GPU and mine (the retina retina iMac is kinda rare to have on display in DK) I can say I am fully satisfied with it. It feels fast and smooth in Yosemite browsing webpages and doing daily tasks.

    If I was a gamer though where it is about squeezing out every FPS I would go for the upgraded GPU. Otherwise I would save the money and put it towards something else :)
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Apparently the M290X may lag a bit more in the Yosemite UI, but otherwise there isn't much difference for most usage. Same goes for getting the i5 instead of the i7.
     
  4. RageDaddy macrumors member

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    Funny thing, i don't have any lag with 290X and firefox. Safari open with few tabs and lag.

    So, is it 290X or Safari :rolleyes:
     
  5. Steveatesh macrumors regular

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    No problems at all I everyday use, base RiMac here with 16 gig RAM.

    No lag, stuttering, just a brilliant computer.
     

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