At the end of the day will both Mac Pros be the same?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by machenryr, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. machenryr macrumors regular

    machenryr

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    I'm upgrading two Mac Pro's. I did one already. Quad 5,1 mid 2010 2.8. I put an X5690 bringing it to 3.46.

    The other CPU arrives Tuesday for a 4,1 2009 quad 2.66. I'm doing the firmware the dropping in a w3690 bringing it to 3.46. Both have 32 gig ram.

    At the end of the day will both MPs be the same? Dumb question I know but the 2.8 should have no tiny advantage over the 2.66 any more, right?
     
  2. markwilliams4321 macrumors newbie

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    Should be the same. The only slight advantage is the one with X5690 will take 64GB of RAM and the W3690 will take 48GB RAM
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    W3690 can take 56G of RAM, 3x16 + 8.
     
  4. markwilliams4321 macrumors newbie

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    True, but its not ideal to add that extra 8GB.
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I think it depends, if a user can really use 56G of RAM, then 56G is ideal on the W3690.

    If you are talking about not fully utilising the triple channel configuration. Then X5690 is the same, 48G is ideal.
     
  6. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Well sure you don't get a dedicated channel per stick. But then to be fair it's also not ideal to have 64GB of ram. So it's weird to say 64 for one and 48 for the other.
     

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