Choices on CPUs (yes I have checked previous post)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TembaVJ, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. TembaVJ macrumors newbie

    TembaVJ

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    Hi all tomorrow I take delivery of my new old mac pro 5,1 mid 2010 dual quad CPU 8 cores. Love the idea of the upgrade possibilities!

    I have checked all the previous post and still can't make a choice!

    My question is do I go 2 x x5677 and stay with 8 beefy cores or do I go for the x5680 (about the same price) Will I be using the extra cores?

    What I do:
    I work in mobility so not designing anything, I run a about 2-3 VMFusion systems at anytime, I edit some photos (entry level stuff) I convert some videos nothing major and I play games from time to time.

    Besides that I come from a support background so know the internals and love MAC.

    I am still pondering the GPU but there is enough info on here to get me there. Ill be going PCIe but mostly just because I can.

    SO will the 8 x 3.49 core do me or should I go 12x3.30

    Mac comes with 32gb of Ram
    1GB GPU original.
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    The difference between 3.46 and 3.33 is almost negligible in real world. But the extra cores could be very useful in multiple VM environment. For more or less the same price, I will go for the X5680.
     
  3. TembaVJ thread starter macrumors newbie

    TembaVJ

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    Yeah its sort of what I was leaning towards thinking the same, thanks mate!
     
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