Is the MacPro Worth the upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bigmu, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. bigmu macrumors newbie

    bigmu

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    Is the MacPro worth the upgrade from a g5 dual 1.8ghz 4.5 gig ram with nvidia 6800 ddl video card 256megs
    Are there any known issues with the macpro how soon will the software catch up to the new system.
    Not planing on running windows on a Apple Computer that was the reason for my switch to get away from windows.
    Power was a key reason for my purchase no speed and also OSX is a gem all by it self.
    Just looking for insight
     
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Depends on what you do. If you're prepared to use Beta software then the Mac Pro with CS3 would be quite a bit faster. Any native apps are quite a bit faster. It sounds like you're in no rush to though, maybe you should consider waiting until the next refresh of the Mac Pro line and buying then?
     
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Please be more specific if what you do, or want to do. They system you have is pretty powerful, and for some all they need. Do certain tasks run slow for you?
    Without more info, there's no need to justify a new computer.
     
  4. bigmu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am learning and experimenting with photos and video. I want to learn scripting. learning how to use mac's. I am still learning but love the platform.
    any tips or must reads
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Honestly if all your doing is learn how to use Macs...I doubt you need a Mac Pro.


    What Apps are you using are we talking iPhoto+iMovie for Photos and Vids or Photoshop and Final Cut?
     
  6. bigmu thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    i had a dual powermac G5 1.8 with 3.5gb of ram, x800xt graphics card upgrade.

    I upgraded to a 2.66 mac pro with 3gb ram and the X1900xt graphics card upgrade.

    The mac pro is noticeably faster, even in some rosetta programmes, and photoshop CS2 seems to be at least the same speed as my previous powermac and I know it will only get faster when CS3 is out.

    I have no quarms of recommending the upgrade.

    Final Cut is a lot faster, especially motion.
     

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