Dual Processor 2.7 Vs New Dual Core 2.3

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  1. egrissom macrumors newbie

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    I had ordered a dual processor 2.3 ghz machine, and with the updates today I am being asked to change my order.

    I am being presented by apple with a choice- either take a dual 2.7 Ghz g5, or go with a new 2.3 ghz dual core.

    What are your opinions here? The machine will be used primarily for Final Cut Pro.
     
  2. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    apple is letting you choose? :confused:

    I know there both hella nice machines...... i haven't looked at any of the benchmarks so i wouldn't know which is faster...


    although the new dual core includes alot of new technology that the 2.7 doesn't have...
     
  3. egrissom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My guess is they no longer have any new dual processor 2.3 Ghz machines, and so I was sent an email to choose either the same set up I ordered with a 2.7 Ghz in place of the 2.3, OR I could get a new single processor dual core 2.3 Ghz.

    I went ahead and got the new one, but i wonder if i made the right choice. I would love to hear people's opinion as it is not too late to change to the 2.7 Ghz.
     
  4. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    I think you made the right decision. The 2.7 may be a little faster but the new 2.3 has a much better video card as well as DDR2 RAM.
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I think the 2.7 will be a lot faster. Nice choice to have, though.
     
  6. nospleen macrumors 68000

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    I would say the dual 2.7. I would think it has to be faster, right?
     
  7. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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    DDR2 + PCI-E make dual 2.3 a clear winner IMO
     
  8. next493 macrumors member

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    speed isnt everything.. and dual cores are generally more powerful than dual processors, isnt that why they are becomming so popular?

    i think you made the right choice here, plus, its even newer.

    im kind of bummed because i ordered a refurb pb for 100 less than the new pbs..
     
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  10. egrissom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the input, i was having a little buyer's remorse immediately after going with the new dual core, but after thinking about it, even though the 2.7 is probably faster in some tests, the DDR2 and PCI-Express will give the machine a longer lifespan. Currently i am using FCP 3 on a single processor G4 450 Mhz machine, so this is going to be a huge improvement. thanks again, now i just have to wait for it to ship.
     
  11. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Would they let you pony up the difference and let you pick a quad core? After all, when you ordered, you asked for top-of-the-line performance... Only seems fair to me...
     
  12. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    mkae sure you check out FCP 5



    mmmm mmm thats a nice jump also
     
  13. Zoowatch macrumors 6502

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    if possible
    try topping up some cash and get the quad core instead...
    the extra investment will be worth it
     
  14. Lucky8 macrumors regular

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    Congrads on your purchase!
    You've made the right choice. I would've def gotten the dual core 2.3 over single core 2.7
    Let us know how it runs when you get it... ;)
     
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