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iMac - 2.8 GHz Extreme vs. 2.8 GHz


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I was wondering if there is a difference in the previous high-end 2.8 GHz Extreme iMac and now the 2.8 GHz iMac. Is the word "Extreme" just for marketing?
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I've a sneaky feeling the 'Extreme' label was originally an Intel marketing tool to indicate that the chip was suitable for overclocking (something quite a few PC system builders do).

As for how the newest iMac differs to the previous high-end model, there's things like the improved bus speed to consider, although how much that translates into visible performance gains I don't know. The 2 month old 'high-end' iMac that my mate has seems pretty snappy already.

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From what I read, the "extreme" processor is actually a 2.6GHz processor overclocked to 2.8GHz.


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If you want a comparison between the latest iMac and it's predecessor, there's one here.

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