The reason I-Macs will be Apple's top gaming line

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  1. 24usedtorock macrumors regular

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    1) Style
    2) Affordability (relatively speaking)
    3) Processor/ GPU Power

    Whilst the Mac Pro will feature the GTX285 this summer, it makes no sense to drop $3,000 just for that card, and some quad core, non-gaming intended processor just to run Boot Camp.

    The I-Mac will never feature a card that equipped unless it devotes serious resources to better fans and cooling, so I do believe that this line of 4850's are the best GPU/gaming card we will see for a while. The next update figures to be more processor oriented.
     
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    I hate it when people spell the product names wrong.
     
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    Ya I think it had two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun! :D
     
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    Almost all noobs spells it Imac or I-Mac here and it's very annoying. People should learn the name before posting
     
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  9. ftored macrumors regular

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    I wonder what difference does it make. You all know what the author of this thread meant. Is there any difference between iMac, Imac, I-Mac,i-Mac or something? If i say mercedes or Mercedes would that make any difference?

    And i though spelling and punctuation were two different things.
    Whatever..

    Yeah iMac is going to be used for gaming, but maybe an option for user replaceable graphics card would be nice. And 4850 is one of the best affordable gpus out there.
    Anyone have any experience how hot it gets? On my pc it gets really hot and the fans go crazy when playing games.
     
  10. Eyedn macrumors regular

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    Someone's been watching "The Video".
     
  11. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    You obviously haven't read the OP's other threads. You know, the ones that have been closed.
     
  12. ftored macrumors regular

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    Well, i am not a stalker:D.. Haven't read anything else from him i think. But usually i don't pay attention to user names:$
     
  13. erasr macrumors 6502

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    Well my iMac certainly plays them very well and I was a first time buyer. I think your wrong, no company would think like that and to say they don't care is naive! They are built powerful enough to handle most games, but on top of that they look the best, so that's why people who are into games might buy them.


    As for this thread, who cares how he spelt it.......
     
  14. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, thats why they only use graphics cards released 1-3 years ago but they get new processors before anyone else. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    Their loss.

    go to any big box store and tell me the predominant software available
     
  16. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    Nothing affordable about the top of the line iMac
     
  17. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I love MACs... especially my I-Mac and my Touch I-Pod!
     
  18. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You mean Itouch, surely?
     
  19. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Itouch? So there are 2 different versions? Man, I need to read up more on Apples Computers and Steve Jobs.
     
  20. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    No serious gamer (or even casual gamer) would even consider an iMac for gaming because you:
    • cant upgrade the cpu or video card
    • cant install more fans/water-cooling in order to overclock more
    • cant choose your monitor
    • can build a much faster pc for much less money
     
  21. LagunaSol macrumors 601

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    Casual gamers are interested in water-cooling???

    Casual gamers want the hassle of building their own FrankenPCs???

    I don't think "casual gamer" means what you think it means... ;)
     
  22. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    That's funny, as I am definitely a casual gamer and selected the iMac with 4850 card.

    If Apple simply didn't care a lick about gaming they wouldn't offer such a card as it has little application benefit outside of gaming.

    I want a stylish computer with a top notch display that runs OS X and is fast enough for light gaming.

    iMac fits that bill for me.
     
  23. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    Casual gamers can't afford >$2k for a computer can they?
     
  24. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

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    Then reality slaps us in the face...

    ...because there is NO mid-tower, nor mid-anything, to bridge the gap between the iMac and the Mac Pro.

    The Apple Gaping Lineup Hole raises its ugly head once again.
     
  25. RichardI macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure that is true any more. Apple, despite what the fanboys think, likes anything that makes money. I can't imagine why else they would suddenly want to start designing their own chips? If they build a 10" sub-compact (or an iPad if you like :D) I'll bet its main purpose besides being "The best, funnest iPhone yet", would be for playing games. The iPhone's main problem for games, being its small screen.

    Rich :cool:
     

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