3Ghz and ^?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mrkilo, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Mrkilo macrumors newbie

    Mrkilo

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Location:
    nyc
    #1
    I saw that there is an iMac model that has it's speed at 2.8 which is faster than any available MacPro. So my question is when will the MacPro get a speed boost to match that and/or when is it expected to get up above 3Ghz? (And that is the real question here!)
     
  2. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Location:
    Murka
    #3
    What about the eight core 3Ghz Mac Pro? Is that not more than 2.8Ghz? :confused: :p
     
  3. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

    pkoch1

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Location:
    Boston
    #4
    The top Mac Pro uses an 8-core 3GHz processor. Also, the Mac pro has dual processors, so even two 2.0GHz processors are faster than one 2.8GHz.
     
  4. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    #5
    The 2.8 iMac is not faster or as fast as the current Mac Pro line. You are only going by the clock frequency and not the actual processor. The Xeon line firstly is a desktop class processor and much more powerful.
     
  5. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Location:
    Murka
    #6
    Xeon isn't desktop class - it's workstation/server - high end.
     
  6. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    #7
    Gotcha, just making a point to the OP.:)
     
  7. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Location:
    Murka
    #8
    Well, shouldn't the point have been that the Santa Rosa chips used in the iMacs are a notebook (read low-power) edition of their desktop class cousins, which, while quick, aren't in the same league as the beefy, workstation/server class, power guzzling Xeon processors?

    ;) :p
     
  8. Mrkilo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mrkilo

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Location:
    nyc
    #9
    3Ghz...

    Thank you to all that were helpful and to the others it really doesn't help at all when you won't answer questions simply for someone who has less knowledge than you!
     
  9. keysersoze macrumors 68000

    keysersoze

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Location:
    NH
    #10

    Shame on you for asking a question. No cookie. :mad:



    (just kiddin):D
     

Share This Page