Anyone buying base nMP?

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  1. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

    Santabean2000

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    As title asks, is anyone getting the base (quad) nMP?

    If so, who are you? - what's you're reasoning?

    Most comments point to hex min, with a possible push to octo. The 12 is just too far out for all but the big boys. But who's getting the quad? Anyone?

    Is Apple just putting it out there to be able to advertise a lower price on the promo material?


    For the record, I'm lusting for this little black beauty, (but can neither justify or afford one).
     
  2. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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    Look at intel specs for each CPU. Apple is really charging premium for this entry level Xeons.
    If the Cpu is user upgreadable, just get the cheap one.
     
  3. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

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    For the octo and 12, but we don't know the cost of the quad and hex due to the bundled cost. From appearances however those two are quite reasonable. I think Apple has correctly optimized the BOM in favor of GPU's, quad, hex RAM and disk.
     
  4. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    i'm getting a quad with D700 because I barely use 4 cores at the moment so even if the upgrade was free it would be pointless for me

    i think you are right though in that pros would go for a hex at least and the quad is just aimed at people like me who want a high end personal computer
     
  5. Quash macrumors regular

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    I might

    But i might also buy a quad core the D500's or D700.
    or even a hex core with D300 or D500.
    Not sure yet.

    Waiting on graphics/gaming benchmarks before i make my decision.
     
  6. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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    The quad is retail at $249 and the hex at $549, so, no.

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    nope, look at the prices
     
  7. Quash macrumors regular

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    If you look at it that way the quad is the best deal. Paying 500$ to upgrade your 249$ cpu to a cpu that costs 549$ sounds like an even worse deal to me.

    But this is the way cpu upgrades have always been priced, by apple but also by other workstation vendors.

    But if your just gonna buy 2 cores extra (for 500$) which are running idle all the time, now that's a waste of money. It's not gonna make your computer run any faster.

    If you need to run professional software that utilizes the cores then by all means order the cores. Same goes for people who do quite a bit of visualization. Of course you can talk yourself into thinking it's gonna future proof the machine, but that remains to be seen.
     
  8. donw35 macrumors regular

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    I was going to and had the money set aside for it but have decided to wait for real users feedback. at the end of the day, I will be doing the same things on this Mac that I am currently doing now and speed isn't an issue at the moment.

    for 3k plus, we need to see some major improvement in workflow to justify the expense.
     
  9. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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    The wise decision now is to wait. Is a rev 1.0 product, let's wait and see some real world benchmarks. For example, knowing if the CPU is user-changeable it's really important.
     

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