high end imac vs mac pro quad?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by whyrichard, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hey,

    How do the new high end imacs compare to the quad mac pro?

    no idea about the new procs...

    thanks,
    r.
     
  2. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    I just ordered the quad..Dual will be fine but Quad would be better :)
     
  3. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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    the high end imacs in my eyes do rival the lower end mac pros... and you get a free screen and peripherals with the imac [​IMG]
     
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    1) Let's wait for the benchmarks
    2) Yes, the gap has narrowed (my decision earlier this year would have been more difficult if these iMacs had been out).
    3) Now that I made the iMac to MacPro jump, I REALLY like being able to swap out HD and graphics cards.
     
  5. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Performance as far as processor and memory are concerned, on most real world stuff, should be similar and there shouldn't be grounds for deciding between them in this area.

    The Mac Pro uses a "higher end" chipset and you get the expansion options, access to more powerful graphics cards, more internal drives and other features one might desire for more demanding computing.

    The iMac gives you access to the power and a display for a lower price.
     

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