2xdual core vs 1xquad core

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Beans0063, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Beans0063 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know if the new Pros offer any significant advantages over the previous line? I was debating between picking up a deal on ebay for a 2xdual core, vs. configuring a brand new one with one quad core.
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    It really depends on what your going to use it for.
     
  3. Toups macrumors regular

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    The performance of the two is going to be withing 10% as far as raw processing power, other intangibles such as warranty or "latest and greatest" feelings will me missed with a used model, but if your on a budget and can get it for 1800-1900 it would be a reasonable deal
     
  4. Beans0063 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've decided

    Thanks for the input. I'm going for the deal and buying a 2xdual core 2.66Ghz with 3 GB RAM for $1800 in Craigslist. I figure its a pretty decent value and the system should run pretty well for web dev stuff and dabbling in video production.
     
  5. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    if you're doing memory intensive apps, get the new MP. it's memory controller is WAY better than the original's.
     
  6. Ear Whiskers, Jan 16, 2008
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