8 core mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SPdavid87, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. SPdavid87 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2012
    I've spotted this deal online.

    2.4 8 core for £2k

    Kinda attracted to it with the exception of the gpu.

    What'd be the best graphics card to replace that 5770 with?

    If i upgraded it to ML would something like a 560Ti work out the box?

    would a single cpu 6 core be faster?
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    There is a literal library of info on the front page for these questions. But summarizing:
    The 6-core is mathematically and always faster (by a ton or by a small margin depending on task and software) unless you need to utilize more than 32GB of memory on a regular basis. A 560ti is not much of an upgrade if you ask me. Get a 570 and now you are in business. But they are not officially supported and have caveats. See every post on the subject on the front page.

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