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Chilton
09-06-2006, 07:19 AM
64 bit Core 2 Duos, from $999 to $1999. The video cards might not be the greatest, but there's a lot of horses under that hood.

As soon as the UB version is ready, we'll do some CPU vs video card comparisons, and see if we can come up with recommendations for the best LightWave machine.

-Chilton*

Darth Mole
09-06-2006, 08:18 AM
Man that's a big iMac! Wonder if there's a 24" monitor waiting in the wings, somewhere. That'd be cool - the colossal 30-incher is a bit too big for what I need.

Surely the best LightWave machine (will eventually be) a Mac :-)

jeremyhardin
09-06-2006, 08:23 AM
exciting stuff. and at least on the 24" one you can customize the card with more video ram.

BazC
09-06-2006, 10:08 AM
Wow! With the 24" with 256MB GFX card that looks like a great 3d machine. This might well be my next Mac! :D

Andyjaggy
09-06-2006, 10:40 AM
That is really a killer deal, you would spend about 1200 just for a 24" screen.

eidetiken
09-06-2006, 10:41 AM
They raised the ram to 3GB on both the 20 and 24", instead of 2. I'd like to see that upped to 6GB at least. Oh well, I'm stuck with a 32 bit 20" Intel iMac for a couple of years, by the time I save up enough money for a new one they might have quad core iMacs, or better.

Scazzino
09-06-2006, 10:46 AM
That is really a killer deal, you would spend about 1200 just for a 24" screen.

Absolutely! :thumbsup:

I paid $2K for an aluminum 23" Apple Cinema Display when they first came out.

Nicolas Jordan
09-06-2006, 04:12 PM
This is the Mac I have been waiting for! :)

xeno3d
09-06-2006, 04:15 PM
Ouch.. and to think I jst bought my intel iMac 20" 8 months ago.. the 24 looks nice...

live and learn

im still extremely happy with the 20" though! :thumbsup:

kite
09-06-2006, 04:45 PM
Apple has also updated the Mac Mini with a core duo processor @ 1.66Ghz.
Same price as the Mac Mini core solo!

Renderfarm anyone?

avkills
09-06-2006, 06:00 PM
Apple has also updated the Mac Mini with a core duo processor @ 1.66Ghz.
Same price as the Mac Mini core solo!

Renderfarm anyone?

Can't put enough RAM in them. Well at least for me. My current scene that needs a farm uses over 2GB, close to 3GB. :( Unless I am missing something that render nodes do not need a ton of RAM.

But it is still a good idea.

-mark

BazC
09-07-2006, 01:03 AM
exciting stuff. and at least on the 24" one you can customize the card with more video ram.

Yup, on the 20" too (which is looking like amazing value to me) The 24" gives the choice between Geforce 7300GT 128mb and Geforce 7600GT 256mb

The20" gives the choice between Radeon X1600 128mb or 256 mb.

Anyone know how the Geforce compares to the Radeon?

Yacomo
09-07-2006, 03:44 AM
Anyone know how the Geforce compares to the Radeon?
Apple has some comparison on this page:
http://www.apple.com/chde/imac/graphics.html

Sounds like an impressive difference.

BazC
09-07-2006, 04:17 AM
Sounds like an impressive difference.

It certainly does! Thanks for pointing that out. Would it make such a huge difference in LW I wonder?

amigo
09-07-2006, 06:52 PM
The 24" iMac has a MXM slot for the graphics card, which is a standard mini-PCIexpress. This means you will be able to upgrade the graphics card in the iMac by swapping. Though it still does not help when it comes to the card's firmware or the driver support but at least the fact is graphics is upgradable. :)

BazC
09-08-2006, 12:23 AM
The 24" iMac has a MXM slot for the graphics card, which is a standard mini-PCIexpress. This means you will be able to upgrade the graphics card in the iMac by swapping. Though it still does not help when it comes to the card's firmware or the driver support but at least the fact is graphics is upgradable. :)

Wow, that's fantastic. About time though! :D Looks like Apple are finally marketing the iMac as a pro machine.