8 Core 3.0ghz vs 12 core 2.4ghz for Logic

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kaufman, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. kaufman, Jan 8, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017

    kaufman macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    I'll keep this simple and hope someone can help.

    I'm purchasing a Mac Pro this year.
    I doubt I'll be able to afford the new model that come out and I know the pricing structure that companies offer when upgrading the old towers so don't need help there.

    What I'd love to know is..
    If it were you, would you buy the either the following for writing music in Logic Pro.
    I'll be using many VI instruments.

    8 Core 3.0ghz
    12 core 2.4ghz

    These would be same price hence my trepidation since it's the old cores vs processor question.

    Everything else, Ram e.t.c would be the same. It's the processor I want to know about.

    Any advice, or experiences much appreciated.
  2. Ph.D., Jan 8, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2017

    Ph.D. macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2014
    If you are in the market for one, you should have a good idea of what you are getting into. My personal preference would be for faster single-core speed. Beyond that, I'm not taking the bait.

    (If serious, a less wrath-of-trash-can title, etc., would help. This place is badly-off enough already without another "but it's 4 years old, obsolete and overpriced!" troll-worthy thread.)
  3. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
    Just buy it man....nothing else to say.
  4. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    I'd go with the faster machine.

    More cores do help. But if we're already talking 8 cores, then you'll benefit from the faster speed more than if you had more cores at a lower speed.
  5. kaufman thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    Thanks for the reply. The only problem is I quoted two machine. Cheers though.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 9, 2017 ---
    Thank you, that seems to be the general feeling after searching various forums.
    Just thought it would be worth posting here.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 9, 2017 ---
    Duly noted. Title amended.
    Agreed, I'm not interested in the 2017 models that are pure speculation.
    I'm also not interesting to hear about the older Mac Pro's

    Just these two models from the 2013 range.

    Thanks for the replies

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