Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). iMac: which would you go for? - Current Mac Hardware Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In iMac: which would you go for? messiah Posted: April 22, 2009 4:58AM in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014 MB417 - £99024"/2.66GHz/4GB 1066MHz/9400MMB325 - £86824"/2.8GHz/2GB 800MHz/256MB ATI 2600Does the faster memory compensate for the lower CPU speed?How does the integrated 9400M compare to the discreet ATI card? Comments Reply 1 of 3 messiah Posts: 1,689member April 22, 2009 4:59AM Sorry, I should have said that the iMac will be used for CS3.No games, or 3D, or anything like that! Reply 2 of 3 kingofsomewherehot Posts: 4,131member April 22, 2009 9:58AM The RAM will definitely make for better performance than the tiny speed bump of the other CPU.As the OS and CS3 get improved to take advantage of using the GPU to supplement the CPU, the ATI card might give a bit of advantage... Not sure how much of that capability is truly available at this point though. Reply 3 of 3 backtomac Posts: 4,579member April 22, 2009 12:56PM I'd get the 2.8ghz iMac (last gen?) iMac, unless you're sure you'll use more than 4 gbs of RAM. Otherwise get the last gen iMac and add the RAM yourself. You get a real GPU and a faster CPU. Sign In or Register to comment.