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JAKE DW
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 am    Post subject: iMac question Reply with quote

how much of a difference would i see between an iMac with a 3.06GHz dual core processor and one with a 2.66GHz quad-core processor. im assuming its at least twice as fast just because it has double the amount of cores.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What would you be using it for ?

Everyday tasks not much...
e.g email, browsing web

Heavy tasks enough to warrant the extra price...
e.g. a lot of video processing, heavy graphical work
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well you get two upgrades the processor and the graphic card are upgraded.

the 2.66 is about 230 usd

the 2.8 is about 320 usd

they claim around a 50 % boost in speed over a dual core


this is a graphic chip review


http://www.hardwareguru.com/article/ati-radeon-hd-4670-review/1


if you play games you want the quad core.

the quad core has the 4850 radeon chip standard.

the 3.06 has the radeon 4670 chip the 4850 chip is far better then the 4670 chip. if you buy the core 2 you need to get the graphic chip update for better gaming. that costs 150 you may as well buy the 266 quad core it has the better graphics card. A card designed to handle the extra pixels of the 27 inch screen.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

id be playing games but a 3.06GHz is still a very nice and very fast processor. i want to play diablo 3 and i would like to run bootcamp and play team fortress and a couple other games. if i was getting the 3.06 i would be upgrading the grafics card to the 512MB anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do they do graphic's card upgrades on that model i thought the graphics card was soldered on non upgradable...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

he can order with the upgrade it cost 150.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your not Gaming or doing a lot of Video Rendering. And don't use a CAD program then the 3.06 is fast & Stable enough. I just exchanged mine & it did everything I needed it to do with ease. Including Video rendering. Much faster than my Mac Mini.
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