Confused about new base level Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by geenome, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. geenome macrumors newbie

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    Reading apple.com's mac section for the mac pro, it says the new base level model is 4 core and starts at £1999, in the UK, the apple store still has them up for £1940 the model hasn't changed for a while.

    This presumably means a newer quad core model in August? Or will it just be a graphics card update to the current model?

    Any ideas?
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    The 2010s (and the new ACDs) are not up in the store yet, those are still the old models.
     
  3. geenome thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I realise they are still the old models in the store. What i want to know is, what will be the difference between the old Nehalem models and the the new ones.

    I was hoping the base level mac would become 6 core but looks like thats gonna be a new mid range and more expensive model.

    This means the cheapest mac pro will only have a graphics card update and nothing else?
     
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    It also has a small CPU bump, a larger standard HDD, and AirPort is standard. Other than that, it's basically the same box.
     
  5. geenome thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow I was hoping for a bit more for nearly £2000, looks like the extra for the 6 core could be a good investment.
     
  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Even though I'm expecting it to be an additional $200USD over the base Octad ($3699 expected for the Hex core v. $3499 for the Octad), I do expect the SP Hex core model to be a decent value.

    Even for SMP work, the faster clock and RAM (assuming the SMP software is also memory intensive), would fare well, and be a better solution for single threaded applications at the same time (whether Turbo Boost is active or not, as that depends on the usage - i.e. other cores doing other tasks simultaneously).
     

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