Speed on retina 5k iMac vs non-retina iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eroxx, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

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    Hi!

    I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on the retina iMac. Some reviews make it seem though as if the power/speed is compromised because of the display. I have a 2012 iMac and I definitely want something faster! What do you think?
     
  2. FredT2 macrumors 6502a

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    It is not. Though it may not be dramatically faster, the 4.0 version is the fastest iMac you can buy.
     
  3. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. 5iMacs macrumors regular

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    It depends on the details of your 2012 iMac and what you're doing with it. Unless you are already running on an SSD, a pure SSD iMac will seem much faster on various tasks, program launching, updates, scrubbing through media files. Also the steady march of CPU improvements help on very CPU-intensive stuff like photos and video, especially batch computations like rendering.

    Basically everything is faster unless it's limited by network I/O (which these days is a lot of things unfortunately...)
     
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    4.0 GHz I assume.

    The only thing worth thinking about is the grfx card.

    For the rest: the iMac Retina is the way to go!
     

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