OS Neutral Dual Xeon X5355 vs Haswell i5 for gaming?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by honam1021, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. honam1021 macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2012
    Assuming both systems have the same GPU and equal amout of RAM, how would an upgraded MacPro1,1 (8 core) compare against a i5 Windows/Hackintosh build when it comes to gaming?
  2. Wardenski macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2012
    Xeon 5355 is only 2.66 Ghz and > 6 year old. Single threaded performance may be compromised. Probably consumes a lot more power. Most of those cores will be probably underused in most games.

    There are many models of i5s but a modern haswell one (socket 1150),> 3 Ghz would be better.

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