2009 2.66 quad vs. 2010 2.8 quad?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Doc69, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Doc69 macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2005
    I'm in the market for a new Mac Pro. I see a good deal on the previous generation quads on Amazon. $2,080 for the 2009 2.66GHz quad vs. $2,424 for the 2010 2.8GHz quad.

    So the 2010 quad is 16% more expensive vs. 5% higher clock speed. Is there any reason to buy the new 2.8 over the old 2.66?
  2. scottsjack macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2010
    Boots in 64-bit mode, may not be that big of a deal but who knows?

    Bigger, and probably better, hard drive.

    Built in wifi.

    Way better base video card.

    Plus, as you noted, a little bit faster.
  3. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    The bigger HD, built-in WIFI and the better 5770 video card are worth every penny... (assuming the 2009 comes with the GT120, and not the 4870)... not to mention a bit faster CPU and RAM.... so if your budget allows it, go with the 2010.


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