4 vs 8 core 2008 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Kaiwho, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Kaiwho macrumors newbie

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    The 4 core mac is about $500 less than the 8 core mac pro.

    I will be using it for editing in Final Cut Pro, After Effects, etc.

    Im not a professional just an amateur. But is it work the extra $500 for the 8 core?
     
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    Yes. It will be twice as powerful in After Effects. Slightly more powerful in Final Cut because you'll have a bit more headroom.
    And were talking 2008 right? 2010 is a bit different.
     
  3. Kaiwho thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea 2008. So go with the 2 x 2.8 Quad (8 core).
     
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    I would. You want twice the Memory slots (8 slots) and more than 4 cores for After Effects. It's the beast. Final Cut is all single threaded for the most part.
     

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