VRAM Question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dead flag blues, May 13, 2011.

  1. dead flag blues macrumors member

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    I'm an industrial designer and am about to buy my next iMac. I will use the new machine for web-browsing, working in CS5, and doing some polygonal modeling in ZBrush, Modo, and Maya. I'd possibly do some rendering as well in Maya and Modo.

    The 27" iMac i7 looks pretty good. How would I benefit from the 2GB of VRAM? Real-time rendering? Manipulating huge polysets?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    More VRAM doesn't really help with rendering. Save the 100$ for something else.
     
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    This.

    use the $100 for 8 more gigs of ram.
     
  4. dead flag blues thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for your help. I agree that 16GB of RAM will get me a lot further than any VRAM. Regardless, I sprung for the VRAM.
     

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