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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 15, 2007
Am I right this thing seems to be getting slower all the time, might be time to upgrade.


macrumors 65816
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.


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
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