How Fast Is the New iMac's Graphics Card?

The stock graphics card in the new Thunderbolt-y iMacs is AMD's Radeon HD 6970M, in 1GB or 2GB flavors. How powerful is it? It was benchmarked it a few months ago. The bottom line? At the time, it was pretty fast (for Modern Warfare 2, at 1920x1080 with 4x AA and the highest detail settings it averaged 77.4fps), but… » 5/05/11 1:24pm 5/05/11 1:24pm

New iMacs First to Use Intel Montevina Chipset?

On the surface, the new iMacs just look like a speed bump, there's actually something pretty interesting under the number splooge: It's the first system we know of to use Intel's Montevina chipset, which actually isn't due until June. Even though the release doesn't namedrop Montevina, the 1066MHz front-side bus with… » 4/28/08 4:00pm 4/28/08 4:00pm