ew Mac Pro for FCP - should I do 8 cores or faster clock?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by yadmonkey, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

    yadmonkey

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    I'm setting up a FCP station to replace a 2.3 GHz dial G5 and I'm wondering which would be better - an 8-core 2.26 GHz or a 4-core 2.93 GHz mac pro.

    Right now the G5 is most likely to choke up when rendering/auto rendering within FCP.

    Based on price and the trends in parallel processing, I'm guessing I should go with the 8-core, but that old-school MHz addict in me keeps second guessing. I'd appreciate any advice/insights!
     
  2. wheezy macrumors 65816

    wheezy

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    With Snow Leopard and hopefully a new FCS that's more Multi-core aware, I think you'd be shooting yourself for going quad core. Or pick up a 2008 2.8 8 core
     
  3. yadmonkey thread starter macrumors 65816

    yadmonkey

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    Thanks for the confirmation wheezy. I hope Grand Central is all it's cracked up to be. Give my love to George!
     

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