2.8, 3.0 or 3.2 GHz, is the extra cash worth it

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by trevorreid, May 24, 2008.

  1. trevorreid macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2008
    I'm a professional photographer and i just purchased a Mac Pro. I wanted to spring for the 3.0 or 3.2 processor but didn't have the cash to do so. How much of a difference does a dual quad core 2.8 vs the 3.0 or 3.2 make?

    I decided to put my money towards ram, any idea who makes good after market ram? I'm thinking crucial but I would like a second opinion.
  2. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    For ram, Macsales.com

    For photoshop, look here:


    To sum things up, a 2.8Ghz Mac Pro would be fine. Get that ram for your RAW images and some hard drive.

    If you can, 8x1Gb Ram and add a Samsung Spinpoint 1TB hard drive.
  3. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Minimal performance increase for a substantial price. Stick with the 2.8.

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