Any point In upgrading a Mac Pro 2,1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by paulpthcom, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. paulpthcom macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2004
    Current setup is 2x4x3ghz 16gb RAM and 4 500 gb drives in a Raid 0 setup (backed up very friquentelly via TimeMachine and Raided ZFS fileserver). Vid card is the 7300 cause I found the 4870 too loud.

    My speed drug of choice is Xcode, pretty much the only thing I care about. Though I Also use VMWare and Aperture less frequently.

    My desktop rule of thumb is that I like to see a 4x speed increase prior to updating. Any idea if the new 12 cores are there? I know they aren't out yet but there are some reviews on these chips and someone more knowledgeable then I might know how much faster these are vs the older ones.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


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    Dec 10, 2008

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