Why is it not a bigger issue on this forum that the GT120 is almost equal to a GT130?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ucla95, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. ucla95 macrumors member

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    Look at those macworld numbers. How is the 3.06/GT130 worth $400 more???
     
  2. waiwai macrumors regular

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    Because Apple can...
     
  3. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    Macworld tests games at 1024x768. Not a resolution that is going to show off the capabilities of higher end video cards.

    The difference will show up at higher resolutions like 1600x1200 or 1920x1200. Look at pcgaming benchmarks to get an idea of the difference between the 2 cards.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Of course they are almost similar, look at their names! I haven't look at the clockspeeds but I guess that GT130 is just GT120 with 512Mb of GDDR3.
     
  5. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    as someone pointed out, they are being run at 1024x768 which does not exactly tax a video card, let alone show the advantages of having more memory dedicated to textures/etc.
     
  6. ucla95 thread starter macrumors member

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    Good point.
     
  7. czachorski macrumors 6502a

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    Because iMac buyers are not placing cost as their #1 priority when making a purchase.
     

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