faster? Older?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sbb155, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. sbb155 macrumors 6502

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    If I buy a dual 2 or 2,66 ghz mac pro (dual core), and get a fast ssd for apps and boot, will it be faster than a quad core 3299$ machine with hdd?
    I could buy the old one for 1200-1500 + 300 for intel ssd.... lots cheaper than a dual quad core nehalem....
    xbench? geekbench?
     
  2. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Depends what you're using it for..

    The Nehalem based Xeon's are much much quicker..
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    For... multithreaded apps, and there aren't a lot of those. A Harpertown eight-core 2.8 will be faster than a Gainestown eight-core 2.26 in a single-threaded app.
     
  4. BlueLightStudio macrumors newbie

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    This is in no way a Professional Opinion, but my suggestion would be to buy within your means. If you need something now and you only have 12 - 15 hundred to spend on it, yeah it most likely won't be AS Fast as the $3300 Newest Best out there, but taking only 10 minutes to render something in FCP instead of 15 minutes might not be worth the extra $1000 for you.

    I'm moving up to a 2.0 quad first gen mac pro from a 1.67 g4 power book. Well, that's my 2 cents, I'm sure people might find flaws in that logic.
     
  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

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