Clovertown and DTP apps

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by zoran, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. zoran macrumors 68020

    Jun 30, 2005
    I was on the edje of getting the ΜacPro until a rumor came out regarding Clovetown. Im a graphic designer using dtp apps like Adobe CS2, Quark etc.
    My question is: is Clovertown expected to any better in those apps, or should i get the 2 dual quad Xeon MacPro thats around at the moment?
  2. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    I doubt Apple will be releasing Octo-Core Macs at the same price point of $2499. They will most likely be an upgrade and start around $3299.

    I could be wrong, but that is what I am expecting.

    Octo-Core probably won't help you much in the current apps, especially since CS isn't a UB yet. If you are a big multi-tasker. And I mean multiple pro apps at once. CS, Aperture, and whatever else. Then yeah, wait for the Octo. Remember, it may start at a higher price point, and you should expect that to be the case.
  3. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    Exactly. The 5300 series are expensive chips- the 2.33GHz model is officially priced the same as the 3GHz Woodcrest in the top end Mac Pro. the 2.66GHz model is several hundred $ more expensive.
  4. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 30, 2005
    And all this waiting just up to Nov 14th? Damn it, ive waited long enough, ill wait for a couple of weeks now :D
  5. Macinposh macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2006

    And even if you are a multitasker, the benefits of a octo might be marginal.

    Even if you would run exports on Aperture/Lightroom at the same time as you photoshop, you are fine even now with a Quad 3.0.

    And there is not that much more you can do simultaneously in DTP surroundings!?

    The benefits will be much higher in video surroundings,where you can decode,compress,render and edit (or whatever) at the same time.
    Or in audio where you can leave applications to do some crunching in the background while you fiddle with other stuff.
    Generally in the audio/video genre the processes are longer (tens of minutes or hours) so you have actually time to do some multi-stuff.

    In photo, exporting 4 separte batches of 50 images each from Raw to 72mb 16 bit Tiffs takes only few minutes, rest of the time the machine is idle in that area.

    The human factor starts to get in the way of productivity here...
  6. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    How annoying. High five for cyborg implants!! :cool:
  7. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 30, 2005
    Will clovertown will be more expensive than the 3Ghz quad?
  8. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    Yes, Apple can see major big $ profit margins can be made there.

    Expect the Quads to remain at the same price point with an Octo available as a BTO option for considerable $ more.
  9. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    Exactly. For some reason a lot of people are convinced otherwise. The Octo will be a premium product and thus will have a higher price than the Quad.

    At least that is what makes sense. Maybe Apple will surprise like they did on the Mac Pro price. But who knows.
  10. freezerburrn macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2006
    La Habra, CA
    Is that when Apple is supposed to offer Clovertowns?
  11. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 30, 2005
    yes, thats what the rumors indicate!
  12. adamfilip macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2003
    burlington, Ontario canada
    I highly Doubt Apple will release Mac Pro with Clovertown's on Nov 14

    They tend to wait things out. look how long it took to update the Macbook pro for Core 2 Duo
  13. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 30, 2005
    But clovertown isnt a replacement cpu like core2duo was, i think clovertown will just be more like a high end MacPro, so why not let it out in the open and make more options, at the same time i hope for price drops for the dual xeon duo cores :D :D :D

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