Upgrade imac 2012 CPU worth it?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Fietsbel, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Fietsbel macrumors member

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    Currently i have an imac (late) 2012 with the 3.2 GHz Core i5 (I5-3470), Geforce 675mx and 24GB of RAM
    I play mostly games like Starcraft 2 and Heroes of the storm and stream these games on native resolution.

    Would i gain much benefit from upgrading the i5 to an i7 3,4GHz (3770)? or is that a waste of money?
     
  2. desmond2046 macrumors regular

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    That is almost certainly a waste of money since intel CPU has not been the bottleneck of the system for a long time.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't think the improvements will warrant the money spent, i.e., not worth the price
     
  4. Fietsbel thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright, thank you kindly. Than i'll save up for a new iMac
     

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