The BEST iMac for Gaming/Video? [2015]

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MrFluffums, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. MrFluffums macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Hey all,

    I'm looking to get a new iMac. Wondering whether it's best to get a maxed out 27" iMac from the store or the new 27" 5k iMac, also maxed out. I realize the price difference is around 500 bucks. I heard something about the 5k iMac being bad for gaming because it had to process waaay more pixels. Is that true?

    So which is best for hardcore video editing / gaming?


  2. redheeler, Jan 6, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2015

    redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    For gaming a 2013 because the GPU in the retina runs hotter, and for video editing a retina because of that amazing display and slightly faster processor.

    You'll just have to decide which is most important.

    Edit: For general use obviously a retina as well.

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