Are the new MP's more expensive??

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by adamzx3, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. adamzx3 macrumors regular

    adamzx3

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    I could have sworn the 2.66 Mac Pro's where like $2499, I see the new Mac Pro is $2799....a pretty steep price increase for .14 mhz increase and a little faster (and more expensive) ram. Add an 8800GT and your at $3000 :eek:

    They just seem more expensive this time around...I don't remember the numbers for the last one because I got a refurb.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Look at the BTO options, you can get a 2.8 Quad processor :)
     
  3. yippy macrumors 68020

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    They are more expensive in the baseline price, but also have twice the number of cores, don't forget that.

    To get a quad-core 2.8GHz Mac Pro now is $2299 compared to $2499 for a 2.66GHz yesterday.
     
  4. lucky3killer macrumors regular

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    Power Mac G5 cost $2,000 at baseline in 2005 and 2006 before switched to Intel?
     
  5. adamzx3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea but remember the 2.8 quad is a single CPU, so its like 2.8ghz compared to 5.32ghz combined for the dual 2.66ghz.

    I did forget about the 8core being standard though. Does this really make a big difference when running 3 or 4 apps? Definitely a big difference between the quad and my old single core 3ghz amd :)

    Overall a great value for someone who isn't upgrading, worth the $300 extra bucks
     
  6. Lycanthrope macrumors 6502a

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    Major revisions like this allow Apple to adapt a little for the weakness of the dollar - to their credit the 8-Core 2.8 is now 2499EUR compared to the 4-Core 2.66 which was 2539EUR yesterday.

    I bought mine last April and have been delighted with it, nevertheless I'm still trying to workout if I can sell it for a decent price to upgrade... :rolleyes:
     
  7. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Um no, each core is a full CPU, just on the same chip. So they both combine to the same 4x the CPU speed (although speed doesn't quite work like that).

    The quad-core 2.8Ghz IS faster than the 2x dual core 2.66Ghz Mac Pro.
     
  8. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    The new processors are $100 more each than the old ones and the 2.83GHz 1333FSB harpertowns, so Apple can put the price up and still be offering value for the components they are selling. They are probably making similar profit on the new ones to the old ones.
     

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