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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cbiker, Apr 13, 2017.
Am I right this thing seems to be getting slower all the time, might be time to upgrade.
It was close to the time to upgrade when you joined MacRumours!
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?
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.
Thanks that give me what i needed to know.
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.
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
Almost certainly. I guess if you specifically want an i7, you aren't planning on getting another Mac Pro.
Wouldn't mind a 12 core mac pro I have had great luck with this one.