3.33 6 core (2x) to 3.43 6 core (2x) 2010 Mac Pro

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  1. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Is it worth upgrading to these processors? they're way cheaper now.
     
  2. Surrat macrumors 6502

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    You want to buy new cpu's for just a 133mhz increase?

    You will not be able to feel any improvement on that setup.
     
  3. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    There's really not so much of a difference:

    http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Xeon-W3690-vs-Intel-Xeon-W3680

    I doubt you would even notice that difference in real world operations. Do you already have a pci ssd, maximum ram and a current gpu? These would offer more value for money in terms of upgrades.
     
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  5. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes I have Velo x2 with Samsung 830, 28GB RAM (i want to add more but not right now, it is at 1066 though not 1333 like it should be) and a 780GTX.

    Should I just run this system to the ground and let it be?

    Makes sense...but 133Mhz x 12 no? Not bad....I can sell the x5680 ...but too lazy to install these new CPUs.
     
  6. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like a pretty awesome Mac Pro that has some more productive years ahead! :)
     
  7. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's super duper fast, almost 30,000 on benchmark multi-core score. The PSU did go out, though, and I replaced it, was pretty painless...I just didn't want to spend any money on it though...I think it's even faster than nMP base or mid level.

    I just wish I got the x5690 and maxed it out :(
    But I got a good deal on the x5680 before the x5690s prices dropped.
     
  8. lewnworxx macrumors member

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    FWIW I went with the 5690's mainly because I could get them locally, and couldn't find a local source of 5680's. I do have 1333 ram and am getting 27187 in geekbench3 in 32 bit mode (the free version).

    On the stock 4 core 2.4's I was getting 13449.
     
  9. flowrider macrumors 601

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    My personal experience:

    I went from 3.33MHz to 3.46MHz - 8 core.

    W5590 to X5677. I know my newer CPUs are a later generation with more cache. But I felt the difference and my Geekbench scores increased.

    Lou
     

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