Which graphics card should I buy or the iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Sir Loin Steak, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Sir Loin Steak macrumors 6502

    Sir Loin Steak

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    I see that the choice is this:

    # NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 512MB
    # ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB

    There being a £40 difference, I suppose it's not going to hurt to get the Radeon card installed? I appreciate that the latter will cause a delay in delivery.

    I will be doing photo editing.

    Thanks.
     
  2. gasport macrumors 6502

    gasport

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    Most will tell you that the GT 130 will be fine for what you are doing... You will have it in a few days.. You will be happy with it.... However, if you want to be a masochist, you can join those of us who ordered the 4850 and have no clue when it will ship....:rolleyes:
     
  3. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    The bitterness is strong in this one. :p

    Seriously though, it is rather amazing that :apple: has these things working well enough to test them and provide their "benchmarks" about the graphics performance and then take another 2-3 months to actually ship the buggers.

    Damn you, :apple:, damn you straight to hell!
     
  4. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sir Loin Steak

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  5. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    I am an :apple: waiter too. In the end, I believe I will be happy for waiting for the 4850.
     
  6. gasport macrumors 6502

    gasport

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    Welcome to the crowd Sir Loin Steak...... Quite the name....it took me a second to get it....
     
  7. Hard-Hat-Mac macrumors regular

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    we've waited this long for them to update the other internals. i just pretend that i've pre ordered it.

    even though my sis-in-law got the 20in stock delivered wed and ordered on saturday.....:mad:
     
  8. The Hammer macrumors regular

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  9. jnc macrumors 68020

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    The GPU's not something you can change later... so it's futureproofing and/or improving eventual resale value to go for the 4850 :)
     
  10. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    If you're just doing photo editing not even sure you need anything more than 9400M.
     
  11. IrishBritish macrumors member

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    Yes the 4850 is all the hype!!!! join us in the waiting game:D
    I can't wait till someone actually gets one and gives us a report.
    Who will be first.......
     
  12. Bad Paper macrumors 6502

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    Get the iMac. A graphics card is useless without a computer.
     
  13. Styxie macrumors member

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    Some say Snow Leopard will make use of the GPU processing power in using normal tasks. The GPU wil sorta function like a backup CPU, so if that's true, the 4850 will definately be worth is, as it has more processing power than the GT 130.
     

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