I admit this is frivolous

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  1. ron45 macrumors member

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    Hello lovers of heavy boxes.

    I got a referb mac pro 8 core from macs4U.com. My second. Last one, a quad core, was sacrificed to the deity of bad karma and lightning. Long live the 8 core!

    Therein lies my question. I noticed my quad was 2.66 ghz and the 8 core was 29.3

    Just at face value it didn't make sense but Ben [pretty helpful guy at macs for me] explained and I promptly forgot, there is a multiply factor. In the deluge of information coming my way, that bit got pushed out the other ear. What is the ghz number for an 8 core?


    Thank you, Ron
     
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    Well I just have to know what software you used to listen. I have made some recordings w/a nylon string guitar but respectfully, to make it sound a Andre I'd have to have a much higher level of musicianship.

    Nice to hear from California... `ultra fond memories of my time there. It's a bit like New Mexico in thet sense that the further north you go the better it gets. For me anyway.
     
  4. pat500000 macrumors 603

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    "Sounds" like u might wanna return your heavy box.
     
  5. ron45 thread starter macrumors member

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    But Still...... is it 4 times 2.93 or 8 X 2.93 inquiring old hippies are longing to know.
     
  6. lowendlinux Contributor

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    it's 8x2.93
     
  7. ron45 thread starter macrumors member

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    Dang, I sure doesn't seem like it's that fast. But I haven't really asked it to do much yet.

    Ron
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    Well lessee NOPE.

    ron
     
  8. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Because for most things its not
     
  9. ron45 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi Steve, unless I did the math incorrectly, that does not surprise me. The line between marketing and lying seems to have disappeared.

    What's worse is if you can buy enough golf jobs and blow junkets you can have congressmen pass laws saying ..... ahhhh Double Speak yea, that's it. And that nails the coffin shut.

    Now where did I put that backhoe???

    Ron
     
  10. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Most things are single threaded if you want to see your improvements do something that max all the cores and threads
     
  11. ron45 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wrong again! Oh well.When I get back in the mood to record something I'll might get a better idea of the difference.

    Thanks for patience.

    Ron
     

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