Posted 01 December 2012 - 20:45
So, I really like the new iMacs. They're expensive, but it looks like a beautiful, capable machine, and I would love to use OS X for a chance. On the other hand, my current system isn't really giving me any problems - it's going on 4 years old, but I can play most games I want at fairly high settings (I'm playing Skyrim at around high, with a few settings, like shadows, turned down to medium, and I use GIMP and productivity software a lot), and I never have any problems with any of my serious problems. Still, I like the OS and the design.
I don't really follow hardware or how it's developing, so I was wondering if someone who's more in the know on these things than I am could compare my system to the new iMac design I've picked out, and let me know if they think it's a decent upgrade?
Here's my current system:
Processor Intel® Core i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz
Memory (RAM) 9.00 GB
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Gaming graphics 5371 MB Total available graphics memory
Here's the iMac I'm looking at:
3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
1TB Fusion Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR5
So, what do you think? How do the graphics cards and processors compare?