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Which Imac to buy?

I'm trying to make up my mind which is the better Imac to buy.
One is a new 21.5" and the other is a 2nd hand 27".
It doesn't really worry me if I buy a 27" or a 21.5" and though the 2nd hand one has a larger hard drive that's not that important either as I can change that at a later date with not much trouble.
I do play games like Elder Scrolls Online" on it so I want the one that will handle games like that the best and for the longest.
I am updating from my mid 2011 Imac but about $2000 is my limit.
Can someone advise me which way I should go please? I have put links to both below.

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop...+Quad+core+4K+1TB&CA_6C15C=620015440002739669


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/iMac-27...626778?hash=item284f26adda:g:ju0AAOSwEOpaNeVY

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Jon

Note: Moderator edited title for spelling.

Post was last edited on February 1, 2018 2:16 PM PST

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Neither link works.

In reply to: Which Imac to buy?

As such I can't check if either ran games. Let's be clear. For any gaming, the following is still true.

"If you want to play games, it better have a good dedicated GPU or you will have a bad day."

Post was last edited on February 1, 2018 2:19 PM PST

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The correct specs as links don't work

In reply to: Which Imac to buy?

I'm not sure why the links doesn't work but these are the 2 computers:

The second hand one:
iMac 27 5K Late 2015 i5 3.3GHz 16GB RAM 2GB GPU 2.12TB Fusion Drive (Maxed Out)
Apple iMac 27 inch 5K Retina Model
Model: Late 2015 model purchased in Aug 2016
Upgraded to
=> 16GB RAM at the time of purchase (Maxed out)
=> 2TB Fusion Drive (instead of usual mechanical hard drive 17x more faster)

GPU/Video Card: AMD Radeon R9 M395
i5 3.3GHz Quad core processor supports multi threading  (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz)
16GB DDR3 RAM (Maxed out)
2GB Dedicated GPU
2.12TB Fusion Drive
WiFI built-in
Bluetooth Built-in


Or this new one.

2017 iMac with Retina Display 21.5-inch 3.4GHz Quad-core 4K 1TB
21.5-inch (diagonal) 4096-by-2304 resolution Retina 4K display
Seventh-generation dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
Radeon Pro 555 or 560 graphics processor with up to 4GB of video memory
Model MNE02X/A
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Speed (GHz) 3.40
Installed RAM 8GB
Primary Storage Capacity 1TB

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OK, Radeon vs Radeon.

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https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-R9-M395.154266.0.html wrote:
The AMD Radeon R9 M395 is a high-end mobile graphics card that can be found in the 2015 iMac 5K 27-inch. It offers 1792 shader cores (28 compute cores) clocked at 834 MHz. The 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics memory is connected with a 256 Bit bus at 1365 (= 5460 effective) MHz.

The performance should be between the older Radeon R9 M295X and the Desktop Radeon R7 370. Therefore, demanding Windows games like Fallout 4 or Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 should run in maximum details at 1920x1080 (with no headroom).

Then the https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-Pro-555-GPU-Benchmarks-and-Specs.226610.0.html

I think a gamer would be upset with these. Both are dated items and you will game at low settings if at all.

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