Considering the nastiest beast on the planet

Bogie

macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 4, 2007
113
0
Yes, you read that correctly. I'm considering getting the following:

Mac Pro with Dual 3.0Ghz Quad core Xeons
16GB RAM
4 750GB Hard drives
Quadro FX 4500 GPU
30 in ACD
dual superdrives
bluetooth and wifi


My question is, obviously this is a monstrous and obscenely powerful system but is there any new technology coming out soon that might be even more promising?

By the way, this machine is intended as basically a 4K film editing machine and 3D animation powerhouse hence the high specs.
 

Nugget

macrumors 68000
Nov 24, 2002
1,855
862
Houston Texas USA
Right now is a terrible time to order a new Mac Pro. Updates are imminent. Many rumors point to as soon as next Monday (the 12th) as a probable announcement date for re-freshed Mac Pros.

As always, the MacRumors Buyer's Guide is a great start.

If you're a masochist, there's also about seventy-kajillion whingeing posts on the subject (only about half of them are mine) across a few threads:
 

Bogie

macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 4, 2007
113
0
I knew I made the right decision in coming here. Thanks!
 

snickelfritz

macrumors 65816
Oct 24, 2003
1,109
0
Tucson AZ
The X1900 GPU will probably outperform the Quadro, unless you are running pro apps that require hardware overlay planes.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.