What would you upgrade on the Retina iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by billyîMac, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. billyîMac macrumors newbie

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    If you could only upgrade 1 thing would it be the memory to 16, processor, or graphics. Not a gamer. Used mostly for Creative Suite and maybe some light video work. Just curious...
     
  2. c.s. macrumors regular

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    If you're using Creative Suite, memory is going to make the most difference. But thats the one thing you can upgrade later. The other stuff you're stuck with.
     
  3. billyîMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good point. So my new question should be processor or graphics? I'm leaning towards the graphics.
     
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    defiintely CPU and GPU plus 500GB SSD....no fusion drive for me.
     
  5. Mak47 macrumors 6502a

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    From all indications, the RAM is user upgradable. Paying the Apple Tax on RAM makes no sense in this case.

    Your use case is similar to mine, so upgrading the built in storage makes little sense either. 256GB SSD is a $0 upgrade. Do that because all of your media will be living on external drives anyway.

    That leaves CPU & GPU. If you're heavy on video and can truly only do one, then make it the GPU. Both CPU and GPU upgrades seem reasonably priced though, both make sense to me.
     
  6. Georgio macrumors 6502

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    This.
     

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