So Confused On What To Do - Another New vs Old Thread

Discussion in 'iMac' started by itommyboy, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

    itommyboy

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    Is the new 3.06 Ghz (with the GT 130 in it) a "downgrade" compared to the one I bought last week ( 3.06 Ghz with the 8800 GS)?

    I thought I knew what I was going to do, take this one back, for the newer model. But after reading so many posts on this and other sites, I'm starting to think the new 3 Ghz iMac is inferior to the one I currently have (have 4 GB of RAM in it already but the RAM I put in can still be returned for full refund ). Unless you factor in the 4850 GPU but that is a non-comparison since right now I could only return this one for the GT130 machine. Wouldn't returning my current week old model for the new one with a bigger HDD and DDR3 (and more of it) and the GT130 make sense for an even swap (if my friendly apple store is nice and doesn't make me eat 10% RSF)?

    Hard drives have never played a factor in any of my computer purchases or builds for what it's worth. So really the only up side I see is the 1066mhz RAM vs my current 800 DDR2. But I think the new model actually use a lower end processor than my current model :( and then there is the great 8800GS vs GT130 debate. It's enough to make a pretty laid back guy go crazy!

    In short, I'm hoping you guys/gals will go "Clash" on me and come right out and tell me what you think - should I stay or should I go?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    I'd go for the 3.06 GHz 8800M GTS model more than anything else. DD2 RAM is cheap and the 8800M GTS is a much better GPU than the GT130M.
     
  3. itommyboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    itommyboy

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    But is it? With faster DDR3 RAM and what is said to be very fine tuned drivers (this time around sounds like Apple got the Nvidia drivers spot on) it sounds like the more real life testing people are doing the more the GT130 comes out on top. :confused:
     

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