1,1 --> 3,1 is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Ommid, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Ommid macrumors 6502

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    Hi all

    Got the opportunity to go from 1,1 to 3,1 for around $500.

    Is it worth the upgrade?


    You get the extra 4 cores, the slightly upped memory and bus speeds, more expandable graphics. Would you all say this is a good upgrade for the money?

    Thanks
     
  2. MattDSLR macrumors 6502

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  3. Ommid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thought so, I was going to get a couple of quads for the 1,1 anyway and that would have come to like $500 :)

    Cheers mate
     
  4. Stephen23 macrumors member

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    I did this jump about a year and a half ago, for around the same price, and it was a huge jump in performance, and also made it far easier to upgrade video cards and other components. That has changed now that the 5770 is compatible with the 1,1, but it's still a good deal. The 2008 MPs are holding up really well compared to even the newest models.
     
  5. VanneDC macrumors 6502a

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    i did the same thing only last christmas... you will never look back.. its a world apart...
     
  6. Ommid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all your experiences people :)
    I did it!
    Will keep you posted :)
     

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