3.0 chip?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bass108, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Bass108 macrumors member

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    it seems there is some uncertainty about what exact chip apple is using. Does any one know. I would imagine it would be the

    X5472 12MB 3.00 GHz 1600 MHz DP 120W
    or
    E5472 12MB 3.00 GHz 1600 MHz DP 80W

    I'm debating on a 3.0 or 3.2 and heat is factor with a noisy computer when your trying to record audio. plus i'm not sure if I really need a 3.2.
     
  2. Madhawk macrumors regular

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    Go for the 3.0 Ghz, that's the sweet spot...;)

    It sounds good when you say it, and it looks better on paper. :D
     
  3. Octobot macrumors regular

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    This question has been asked a couple of times.. though no one seems to have been able to answer it yet.

    I'm looking to know as well... If I were to guess.. the 80W..

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    Oops.. here's the answer..
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=411147
     
  4. Bass108 thread starter macrumors member

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    that is what I am starting to think, although it doesnt' seem to popular here.

    am i right in thinking that with 80w that this machine runs much almost half as cool as the 3.2 which prove for a much quieter system maybe even more stable? it does seem like a jump to go to 150w.

    any thoughts?
     
  5. CWallace macrumors 601

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    I believe some Apple-authorized tech on the forum received the service manual and said it was the E5472, which makes sense as the 2.8GHz and 3.0GHz share systemboards and the 2.8GHz is an 80W chip.
     
  6. Bass108 thread starter macrumors member

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    why isn't here any hard facts on what the chip is!?!

    blah!

    isn't half the wattage a pretty dig deal or not really?
     
  7. timestamp macrumors 6502

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    THe facts will come with time. My guess is the 80W part.

    I personally don't think the upgrade from 2.8 to 3.0 is worth it. Definitely not the sweet spot. That is the standard configuration IMO.
     
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