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macrumors member
Original poster
Dec 15, 2013
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 ?


macrumors newbie
Jan 19, 2015
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 :)


macrumors G3
Oct 17, 2014
Colorado, USA
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.


macrumors member
Jan 7, 2015
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:
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