Difference between Previous-Gen 8 Core Mac Pro and new 8 Core

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SDAVE, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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  2. CWallace macrumors 603

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    When you are paid by your output, 20% can mean something...
     
  3. timestamp macrumors 6502

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    I think people here have said that it wouldn't be a huge difference, for quite sometime actually.
     
  4. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's more like 10%.

    Trust me, I use my 8 Core to the full extent...so much that all the fans kick up everytime I am doing work and/or rendering.
     
  5. Maddler macrumors member

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    At a minimum, it's going to be 7% faster just due to the fact that the clockspeed of the two models being compared is 3.0 vs. 3.2. I would hope that the bandwidth, faster memory, and SSE4 will make a larger divide over time when they've had a chance to optimize, especially for rendering.
     
  6. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Very true. I was just comparing the "top of the line" ones from both generations.

    SSE4 isn't going to make a huge difference.

    The upside of the new Macs are of course the newer and more energy efficient (and a bit faster FSB, Cache) CPU's, base 2GB RAM, and of course better video cards (8800GT is a sweet spot).

    I hope people stop posting for a new Mac Pro for a while, I was tired of reading them, even though this site is about "Rumors"...
     

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