Which should i buy? Single, double, or quad core?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rhunt999, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. rhunt999, Jan 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2011

    rhunt999 macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2010
    I am currently looking to buy a used 27 "iMac on eBay for approx. $1400. It has 1TB, 8GB of RAM, 2.66 GHz Intel i5 processor, but the processor is single core. I will be running many programs, such as Final Cut Studio, Logic Studio, Adobe Photoshop, etc, and am wondering if Single Core will be enough to run all of these programs (+ more) without slowing down.

    Here is the link to the item i am considering buying: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...70979&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_8215wt_1103

    Is this the right computer for me to run major programs on or should I look for another with a double/quad core processor? I think mainly the other specs are alright.

    New Edit: Or could I buy it like it is and upgrade it to a double/quad core later?
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    That is actually a quad core model that you are looking at
  3. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    No it's not. http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42915
  4. rhunt999 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2010
    Oh, didn't even realize that. Thanks so much!

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