Beginning to think any modern I7 will out pre form 1.1 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cbiker, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. cbiker macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2007
    Am I right this thing seems to be getting slower all the time, might be time to upgrade.
  2. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    It was close to the time to upgrade when you joined MacRumours! ;)
  3. cbiker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2007
    Ya Ya I know but it still runs Just been thinking of upgrading, but maybe just going with an I7 or would it be slower?
  4. ssgbryan macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    Depends on what you are doing.

    My workflow is based on cores & ram (3d art) - I'd stick with the 1,1 because I saw a real jump in performance once I was over 16Gb of ram. And the fact that I could replace the video card with something better made the 1,1 better. As was the ability to add multiple multi-terabyte drives. And and eSata port to add a 4 bay external HD for backup.

    If you are CPU and single thread bound, and you can fit everything on the internal HD and such, then the iMac would probably be better.
  5. cbiker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2007
  6. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    Unless the apps you use benefit from GPGPU and the 1,1 is equipped with a powerful graphics card, a modern i7 will run circles around a 1,1.
  7. CapnDavey macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2015
    Hey I bought my 8 core 2.66 4,1 last june for 400 dollars from a local dealer who sells on eBay it was half the price most others were charging good deals can be had
  8. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Almost certainly. I guess if you specifically want an i7, you aren't planning on getting another Mac Pro.
  9. cbiker thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2007
    Wouldn't mind a 12 core mac pro I have had great luck with this one.

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