2xdual core vs 1xquad core

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

  1. Beans0063 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2008
    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

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    It really depends on what your going to use it for.
  3. Toups macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2007
    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

    Jan 16, 2008
    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


    Jul 1, 2004
    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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