Difference between processors...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by AppleMan2015, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. AppleMan2015 macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2015
    So The Mac Pro has a Intel Xeon E5 processor.
    The iMac has an Intel Core i5.

    What are the differences between the two and which ones are better?
  2. scottsjack macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2010
    Man, this forum has been discussing those two questions for years. There ought to be a ton of information here that will help you.
  3. AppleMan2015 thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2015
    I havent come accross anything yet.
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    You can find a variety of articles that contrast the two levels of processors.

    For purposes using a Mac, then it really is decided by which Mac you get. The iMac, which only has i5 or i7, no Xeon; or the MacPro, which is ONLY Xeon.
    So, if you want an iMac, you get an i5 or i7
    If you need the extra video capabilities and other external versatility of the MacPro, then you will have a Xeon.
    Which is better? Depends on what YOU need.

    In the past, you could put multiple drives in the MacPro, along with great gobs of RAM memory.
    Now that the iMac can have up to 64GB, and the MacPro only has external connections for extra storage, those are not so much a factor now.

    So, the question seems simple enough, but the answer is not.
    What do you want a computer to do, and which one suits your needs better?
    You may spend a LOT more on the MacPro, which might be your primary decision maker.

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