Advice Please! Buy now or wait for 8 core?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by alw4416, Jan 16, 2007.

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How many people are waitning for the 8 core MP?

  1. Waiting

    38 vote(s)
    69.1%
  2. Buying

    17 vote(s)
    30.9%
  1. alw4416 macrumors member

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    I realize this Q. has been asked but I haven't seen many opinions. I don't know what to do. This always happens to me. I buy "the latest greatest" machine from Apple and a week later it's replaced at the same freakin price. What is the word on the 8 core? Should I go ahead and buy or wait for the 8 core? If I wait, how long should I wait? What are current MP users thoughts? HELLLPPPPPP!
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    If you've seen the question has been asked before with no real results, why start a new thread to repeat the question?:confused: :confused:
     
  3. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    because no one has been kind enough to address the issue. kind of like you!
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Well the standard answer is:

    If you need a computer now, go and get one.
    If you can wait, then wait.

    But you'll always be asking:

    "Should I buy now, or should I wait?"
     
  5. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    Good point! What is your opinion then? Do you have a MP now?
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Nope, I have no need for them at the moment.
    My opinion is the standard advice, as above.
     
  7. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    and it's easy, ask yourself, do you need it now? nobody can give you THAT opinion but yourself.
     
  8. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    The 8 core machine will be lower clocked for the same price. So if you need single threaded performance get the 4 core now. If you're really going to be doing a lot of work that scales to 8 cores it might be worth waiting.
     
  9. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    but the equivalent 4 core will be cheaper by then.
     
  10. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    so the 8 core machines wont make the quads obsolete?
     
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    It's very unlikely that an 8 core offering will impact the current models in anyway. Looking at Dell's pricing, an 8x2.33 core upgrade from 4x2.66Ghz costs $1020 and to go to 8x2.66Ghz costs $1540. I would expect Apple's numbers to be in the same region. So first ask yourself whether you are willing to spend that much extra, then look at whether your workflow/productivity will benefit from 8 cores over 4. If you don't really know it may be a safe bet that the 2.66Ghz machine is more than enough for you.
     
  13. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    Very good advice. Thanks!
     
  14. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    The poll

    Looking at the poll, I noticed all 3 people who voted are waiting..? Hmm
     
  15. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    So you think they will keep a quad and have an 8 core as well? Also, you think the price will be a lot more than the current quads?
     
  16. bartelby macrumors Core

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    But the options are:
    Wait for an 8 core
    or
    Buy an 8 core.


    The 8 cores are not available, hence they are waiting.
     
  17. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Considering MacWorld stated that the use of an 8 core machine is not going to be utilized for a little while still. So even if you get an 8 core machine you're not going to harness its power for a while. I say go with a Quad and then in 2 years get an 8. By that time you'll be able to make those 8 cores work for you.

    And you'll always be asking "Should I buy or wait?". Just do it man! BUY!
     
  18. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    You arent a very nice person are you? Kind of a smug jerk. You know exactly what I meant. Buy a quad now or wait for the 8 core! Why you dont feel the need to be more helpful and friend to a newbie is beyond me. You having a bad day or just an angry person in general. I was always taught that there are no stupid questions but you like to make people feel otherwise I guess..?
     
  19. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks.
     
  20. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I'm actually a very nice person. At least I don't go around insulting people!!!

    This type of question has been asked many, many, many times before, it always has the same end answer. Why did you feel the need to ask again?

    I was always taught to ask proper questions, that way you get accurate answers.
     
  21. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have asked as accurate as I knew how and you have been nothing but condescending so I dont know how you expect to be taken as a "nice person". There was nothing "improper" about my question. It very well may have been asked before but if a doctor told me I had cancer and was expected to live only a month, I might want a second, third, fourth, and maybe even more opinions.
     
  22. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    ahhhhh, I have visited your website. it all makes sense now...LOL. enough said for me and from me.
     
  23. bartelby macrumors Core

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    OOOOH!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    :rolleyes:


    I've heard your stuff, pass the bucket!!!!!
     
  24. alw4416 thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL, funny guy. What label are you signed to again? What artists have you worked with? What soundtracks have you written? Thats what I thought.
     
  25. bartelby macrumors Core

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    :rolleyes:
    BIG MAN!!!!
    Bye Bye!

    Hey!! Where's your website link gone!!
    Awwww, no fun.....
     

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