Current Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Apple Corps, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

    Apr 26, 2003
    Two questions regarding a potential purchase:

    1) I've read through the threads and do not see any significant and consistent issues - the stock 2.66 appears fairly trouble free - yes????

    2) There have been some comments regarding "updates" for the Mac Pro at WWDC - processors/chipsets/graphics card. A possible gpu upgrade I understand - but what processors/chipsets would be at play for the Mac Pro?

  2. island macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2007
    Personally the prices and equipment out now looks good, but you can expect updates along the line this year.
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    The mac pros have very few issues no common ones except the funny smell with the 8 cores. But i think that was fixed. I don't think there will be an update to CPU/chipset for a good bit. As intel hasn't released anything that i know thats more recent. So the only thing they may release is a new video card. But that really is just a mac version. Which you will be able to put in the current mac pros i would think.
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    2.66 Mac Pro ........... absolutely no problems :) :)

  5. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
  6. FireArse macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2004
    My 2.66GHz

    ...had its HDD replaced under AppleCare, as a Software update run by a Mac Genius deleted all its contents:

    But still, in the main, a very very reliable Mac. Not quite as reliable or as well-put together as my Dual PMG5.

  7. A Pittarelli macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2007
    personally i would wait the 2 weeks and see what gets released
  8. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2003
    Same here!:)
  9. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    I'm waiting a couple more weeks before I make the jump, though I have no expectations. I'm totally happy with the current technology.
  10. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    My 2.66 MacPro has been very trouble free. Unlike the PM G5 it replaced.
  11. Lycanthrope macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    Brussels, Belgium, Europe
    It is a fantastic machine - just make sure you get some non-Apple memory for it otherwise it's like driving a Ferrari while towing a caravan.

    If I was looking to buy right now though I would surely wait for WWDC.
  12. Apple Corps thread starter macrumors 68030

    Apr 26, 2003
    Thanks for the responses - they were what I was hoping to hear. My "rush" is that I want to get my G5 Quad up for sale BEFORE it becomes another version older.

    It appears that the G5 Quad has held it's value very well - mine has had no problems at all.

    Thanks again for the responses!!!
  13. macenforcer macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2004
    I can say this for the first time owning a mac. The mac pro has been the most trouble free, fastest, quietest computer I have ever owned period and I have owned many many systems. Go for it. Its upgradable anyways. To 32gb of ram now and the cpu's are replaceable. Damn fine machine.

    I am lovin this intel move. Upgraded my mac mini and have the same potential in my mac pro. YES!
  14. F4phanatic macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    My Mac Pro has been the most reliable computer I ever owned, and as the game's get more challenging, there's plenty of room for a more powerful card, and more RAM

    Also it's only had a kernel panic once, *knocks on wood*, unlike my last iMac, a 20 inch G4. I can safely say this is a better machine for me then that iMac.
  15. tribe3 macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2005
    Vienna, VA - USA
    Damn true! Looking at ebay, the 2.7 G5 quads sell at veru high prices. I was following one that I wanted to buy for around $1000 and it sold for $2500:p
  16. Og Oggilby macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2005
    Boston Area
    I'll second that!

    My boss has a dual 2.66 and has had no problems.

    I've had my mac pro (dual quad core - has no smell at all) for a week and a half now and I love it. Glad I didn't wait any longer for the rumored video or motherboard update. This machine is 8 times faster than my last PC when doing 3D rendering. The odds are you will be able to update the video card at some point anyway. The Mac Pro is fast, quiet, and extremely easy to add ram, drives, etc. Heck, the inside of the case is a work of art! I am running bootcamp with xp64 on it and with the exception of the eject key not working (which is annoying, but you can right click on the drive and click eject), I can't tell the difference between the Mac Pro and my office PC dual quad workstation - other than the Mac Pro is a bit faster and much more quiet. Oh, and the Mac Pro cost less! I have been using computers since the Amiga 1000. I have owned multiple PC's and Macs. So far, this system might be my favorite!

    BTW, I added ram to it from Crucial (turns out to be the same brand that was in the Mac Pro I received - I peeled off the Crucial sticker on the heat sink and the sticked under it matched the Mac's ram sticker).

    It's your call to buy or wait. The trouble is that when the next updates come out, then the next best thing rumor will have you thinking if you should wait just a little longer. The question is: do you need a faster computer, or do you want a faster computer? If you need one - go for it. If you just want one, you might want to wait. One thing about waiting and buying new technology when it first comes out - bugs. They are pretty much gone from the current OS X and hardware. They will most likely have problems with with a new OS and hardware, at least for a while.

    Hope this helps...
  17. Apple Corps thread starter macrumors 68030

    Apr 26, 2003
    Og - thanks much - I have a developing need for some Windows programs and did not want to go Virtual PC - Bootcamp or Parallels require the Intel processor - thus my need to sell the G5 Quad and continue my transition to Intel. My G5 Quad is fast and rock solid but a no go for Windows use for me.

    I just ordered the 2.66 version Mac Pro w/the Airport & BT module - I am thinking just as you are - few, if any remaining bugs and more than fast enough for me.

    I'll put in an order for some Crucial RAM shortly - been down this path a few times over the years ;) ;)
  18. Og Oggilby macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2005
    Boston Area
  19. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    Yes. My 2.66 has been completely 100% trouble free for the past few months. And so quiet too! But so has my Mom's first generation 17" MacBook Pro. When you hear about a lot of "problems" with certain systems, it usually is because the slim percentage of people with problems are the ones who are going to speak up about it.

    Way more people have MacBooks than Mac Pros.

    Probably nothing earth shattering. You'll be really happy with your 2.66 Mac Pro.

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