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IMAC UPGRADE - Opinions Please

drh64
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I have a 2007 (first generation alum) Imac with the 2.8Ghz Extreme processor and the ATI Radeon 2600 (256MB).

I am considering selling it and upgrading to the 24" Imac with a 3.06Ghz / NVIDIA 8800 (512MB).

Is it worth the trouble to upgrade?

THX!
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
I would consider waiting a couple of months if you can, since there is a possibility (rumor only) that 4-core processors may make it into the iMac line later this year... Not sure if you'd see a big jump in performance just from 2.8 to 3.0 alone...?

Karl
One of the forum moderators
AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.3, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB
drh64
Contributor
Thanks.

I was thinking of the 512M graphics card but if the rumor is true, then 4-core would definitely be worth the wait...
Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
drh64 wrote:
I was thinking of the 512M graphics card...
Unlikely you would notice much difference from the graphics card upgrade alone. The 2600 with 256MB is completely adequate.

Cheers,
Karl
One of the forum moderators
AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.3, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB

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