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4088 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2010 8:43 AM by varjak paw
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2009 11:04 PM (in response to highland99)+Any chance this might be coming down the road soon...+
I believe speculation is an exception to the terms of service for the Discussions... Who knows? Not even Steve Jobs.
I love my new iMac. I'll bet it would work fine for you.
http://www.macworld.com/article/143970/2009/11/core15_imac.html27" iMac 2.8GHz i7 Quad Core 8GB RAM 1TB HD ATI 512MB, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Bunch of external Seagate HDs
If you can go visit an Apple Store that has the i5 iMac with Aperture loaded. Bring along some files and see how the machine performs that way you can get a first hand idea whether the iMac is the right choice or not.
RogerImac Mid 2007 2.8 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), LaCie Quadra D2's, iPhone 3GS, Airport Extreme & Express
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2009 1:25 AM (in response to Roger Long)I'm not. PC users are always first in line for video graphics improvements, unfortunately, and compared to 512MB, 1GB of video RAM makes an obvious improvement in rendering speed in any number of applications. Considering a PC owner can get a fast 1GB card today for less than Apple sells their highest-end 512MB card, we are NOT getting the best part of the bargain.'07 2.66 GHz Intel Dual-Core Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 6GB RAM, 2.6TB HD, BT, NVidia 8800GT, Boot Camp w/Windows Vista Ultimate
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2010 2:20 PM (in response to grtgrfx)People I am ready to buy a new iMac:
2.8GHZ QUAD-CORE INTEL CORE I7
8GB 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM - 4x2GB
1TB SERIAL ATA DRIVE
ATI RADEON HD 4850 512MB
8x double-layer SuperDrive
APPLE MOUSE MAGIC-Z
WL KYBD & USER'S GUIDE-PO
COUNTRY KIT, IMAC 27-INCH-PRT
I already have one mac, and i knows how it work, but I was watching the hardware news and came to this conclusion:
1 - Processor is the lowest range i7
2 - The speed of memories already exists at least 2200MHz
3 - This is the best ati for Crossair, but does not support DirectX 11 and already has an ati HD5970 2GB DDR5
My question is: for the price it costs to have a new imac should not have updated hardware?
Someone who has a reason for this? I know that the Apple OS does not require as many resources such as PCs, but its possible have better...Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 15, 2010 10:32 AM (in response to highland99)Can you be more specific about the size of images (and size including layers used within your imaging software? Are you shooting 40MB or greater images in a medium format camera? Would be interesting to hear from professionals using very large images too.
To echo the thoughts of others, what is available is very likely suited to your purposes. I think you'll find the i7 will cope with any image/layers you are likely to require if you're shooting with a 35mm style DSLR. When I stress tested my i5, I had 25 programs running, many of which were graphics programs, and the i7 did warm up but there was never a hint of a problem with memory or the graphics system having difficulty.
Having a higher spec'd ATI 4850 with GDDR5 memory instead of GDDR3 memory or 1 GB video memory instead of 512 MB of video memory would be nice, albeit at a higher cost, but these are not options at this time as you are aware. Sorry we can't tell you about the future iMacs' specifications or the release date (we'd have to shoot you after we told you as the joke goes)... as if we had a clue.
Hope you enjoy your new i7! Let us know what you decide.iMac 27" i7-860 quad core W8003 2.8GHz, 2TB SATA, 16GB, ATI 4850 512MB, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3G 16GB, Powerbook G4 1.67 GHz, Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mark II
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2010 8:43 AM (in response to T_N_D)Apple does not at present offer any devices that include USB 3.0 - very few devices from any manufacturer do yet. And since the iMac has no slots, there is and will be no way to upgrade an iMac to USB 3.0.iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24" , Dell w/ Windows Vista, several others VM