09 quad vs. octo in real life in next 2 yrs?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pcconvert, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. pcconvert macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2008
    Refurbished store lists 2.93 quad @ $2550. If I complete it I get this:

    mac 2550
    memory 3x4gb 870
    ssd Intel 160gb 600
    matrox hd 550

    plus 2x1TB stripe for data

    all together for ~$4700

    2.93 Octo is $2500 more @2.93.

    My thinking is that most apps today benefit from faster core rather then from their quantity. The selected few (FCP?) might use all cores (?) but what would be real life difference in running FCP and AE on 12GB quad vs. octo? Let's leave encoding out of this, I'd use matrox HD compressor for that.

    Would setup above be ok?
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020


    May 21, 2009
    Munich, Germany

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