IF the iMac rumors are true....

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
and we get the Nvidia 6200 card - is this a monstrous upgrade from the 5200?



Thanks.



Steve

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    pbpb Posts: 4,231member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by steven413

    and we get the Nvidia 6200 card - is this a monstrous upgrade from the 5200?





    The 6200 is a faster card than the 5200. Here is a review. Check out the Doom 3 benchmark, showing that the 6200 is a much better performer in OpenGL, which is of interest for the Mac platform.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    mystmyst Posts: 112member
    I won't be surprised if Apple announces a major event in the middle of March in which the iMacs gets a bump with GPU and .2 CPU, whilst they release tiger and welcome in the 2.8-3.0 G5 towers. The fact remains that the iMac is stuck where it is clockwise until the Powermac gets updated. There would be too much overlap otherwise.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    If we have the possibility of overclokcing it, I'd say its a good upgrade. Otherwise, the iMac still lacks a lot..



    And AFAICS, that review stated that the 6600 was much better for a bit more money.
  • Reply 4 of 7
    pbpb Posts: 4,231member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by T'hain Esh Kelch



    And AFAICS, that review stated that the 6600 was much better for a bit more money.




    True. Only problem is that the 6600 GT is so much better than the 5200 Ultra we have now in the iMacs, that Apple would never consider it for the next update in this year. We talk about more than 700% graphics performace increase in higher resolutions (OpenGL). Just not gonna happen.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    Quote:

    Originally posted by PB

    True. Only problem is that the 6600 GT is so much better than the 5200 Ultra we have now in the iMacs, that Apple would never consider it for the next update in this year. We talk about more than 700% graphics performace increase in higher resolutions (OpenGL). Just not gonna happen.



    Unfortunately it really doesnt make sense for Apple to sell the iMac without such a good graphics card.. At least in the high-end!



    I would simply die to know why they still sell the iMac as underpowered..
  • Reply 6 of 7
    pbpb Posts: 4,231member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by T'hain Esh Kelch

    Unfortunately it really doesnt make sense for Apple to sell the iMac without such a good graphics card.. At least in the high-end!





    Indeed, that 20" monitor and the G5 processor are crying for a 6600 GT.



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    I would simply die to know why they still sell the iMac as underpowered..




    It is the Power Macs that hold back the iMacs. Even the dual 2GHz still comes with a 5200 Ultra in the standard configuration \ . Only the 2.5 GHz model has something better (Radeon 9600 XT).
  • Reply 7 of 7
    Maybe they get these cards for 20$ each, and have a special contract?

    I can´t think of a different reason...

    (Although I tend to think different :3)
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