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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by maclover69, Mar 4, 2014.
Guy upgrades his Mac Pro to a 10 core CPU with amazing benchmarks.
Seems like a good upgrade. Only possible issue I see with that upgrade is that he'd probably have to replace the old CPU back into the system if he ever needs to get the Mac Pro serviced by Apple, or they won't honor the warranty.
that processor is 2 Grand! i wonder why mrthaibox ordered a 6 core if he knew he was gonna do this
are you mrthaibox123? or do you have a crush on him because everything you post is about that guy.
That is MrTaibox's setup and voice
30,000 on Geekbench 3. Now something like that would really reduce my MKV Handbrake compression times!
no i just want to find out if that guy who posted this thread is mrthaibox ...i like his videos
I asked around for 10 core ivy bridge EP xeons but nobody has them, is supply still scarce? I was curious about the price of this 2690v2 in HK.
At Newegg [ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116927 ] it's $2150 (US).
i can't decide if i should get a quad now and then swap this in down the road
He is not me but i thank him for posting my video.
Food for thought if your need is for great speed.
First base your decision on the needs of the applications that are most important to you. Applications that will benefit from 10 or more cores a few - just make sure that your applications fall into that category. Otherwise, it could be a waste of your hard earned $$$.
Secondly, if your needs aren't immediate, why don't you wait for a nicely discounted 4-core 2013 MacPro refurb to appear, then buy it.
I'd then wait for the price of one of these E5-2687W v2s [ http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon E5-2687W v2.html ] to drop below the current price of [ $2200 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116937 ]. Eight cores running steadily at turbo stage 1 which is 3.6 GHz [ http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums...iF-and-Ivy-Bridge-xeons&p=5206937#post5206937 ] is nothing to sneeze at, and with a max turbo boost to 4 Ghz, well need I say more (other than to point out the 150 W TDP).
PS - Then, and only if needed, I'd add a quiet circular fan [ from here - http://www.directron.com/quietfans.html ] to the top to pull in more cool air from the bottom and to exhaust the hot air from the top sooner. Maintaining the coolest system possible helps in keeping turbo stage 1 almost constant.
true .. don't they make a 130W 8 core 3.3?
Yes, the E5-1680 and it almost $500 less - http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon E5-1680 v2.html , but it's somewhat difficult to find retail.