2.66 vs 2.0 mac pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Voltes V, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. Voltes V macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2006
    assuming same spce on everything but the processors, between a 2.0 and 2.66GHz would there be any significant performance difference?
  2. YoYoMa macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2006
    It's worth the extra $300 if you have it, yes.
  3. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    Get the fastest machine you can afford.

    The 2.0 would be slower that the G5 2.5 GHz Quad.

    Get the 2.66 GHz model if you can.

    Add all the other stuff later.

    This machine is extremely expandable.
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    The 2.66 is definitely worth the money to anyone buying a Mac Pro. The 3.0 is only worth the money if the number 3 psychologically makes you feel better about your purchase.
  5. Voltes V thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2006
    thus a refurb quad 2.5 G5 would be practical? since it is faster than the quad 2.0. thanks.
  6. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    running native apps the 2.0 would best the 2.5 g5, not by much but it'd be faster and it'll last longer, but if you can afford a mac pro 300 bucks more is not much for such a large performence leap.

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