I am feeling a little inadequate.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by synth3tik, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. synth3tik macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    The new octa core processors in the early 2008 Mac Pros are incredible. The higher bus speed is also quite nice.

    I have a ummm late 2006 model. Don't get me wrong. I love the thing and it still has all the power I need. 2X2.66G, 6G RAM, ATI X1900XT, and 10K drives. However when I look at my 4 lonely cores in iStat Pro I feel I should be looking at 8. I have been looking at the Apple store site and drooling over a 2X3.2G octa core with that 1.5G graphics card and SAS drives. I was surprised to see that Apple's price on the SAS drives are about equal to the industry.

    I am happy that Apple has left most of the mac pro alone and my computer is still a contender. Still I no longer have top Mac bragging rights.

    Does anyone else feel a little less with their older Mac Pros?

    At least now the previous Intel Xserves will be cheaper. I still need one of those monsters.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    wow just a computer man lol

    as for me im perfectly content with my 2ghz cd mb
     
  3. synth3tik thread starter macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    Heh, I know. I am not sitting at home crying, or seeing a shrink over it.:)
     
  4. freezerburrn macrumors member

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    lol synth3tik, I'm right there with you drooling over the new Mac Pros even though my late 2006 Mac Pro is still adequate for my needs. I'm even tempted to sell mine and get a new one...although it'd probably wouldn't be smart financially.
     
  5. drrich2 macrumors member

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    Anytime you buy a high-end new system, there's a time of pride in it followed my a decline into mediocrity and worse.

    The new Penryn systems don't seem that radical an advance to me (& I've got one on order!).

    If you're going to develop a computer inferiority complex, wait for the Nehalem & see if Intel's hopes for it are hype or substance.

    You've got a year to save money for one!

    Richard.
     
  6. zdobson macrumors 6502

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    Take comfort in the fact that you're probably about a year away from Nehalem. Once the MP Nehalem nears, you'll be glad you didn't jump for Penryn.

    Easy for me to say, FedEx is bringing me my Penryn MP as we speak! But I'm upgrading from a :eek: PowerBook G4 :eek: The 1.25GHz, none the less. Good Lord! How did I make it this long?!?
     
  7. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    Thankfully mine's on order (but not yet shipping...Apple, get with it!!!), but I'm upgrading from an even more inferior machine...a 3Ghz Pentium D (at least it's dual core) with 3 gig RAM ;)

    And this is my first Mac - hell of an upgrade, huh? I always say, go with the best!

    -Bryan
     
  8. -Noodles macrumors regular

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    Nehalem will be more drool worthy. Overall I'm happy with the specs of the current upgrade, my only nagging regret is the lack of case redesign. Just some black trim maybe even under the handles on the interior lining would have been nice. Perhaps to match the coming updated screens (?) and fit more inline with the iMac redesign.

    I suspect that Nehalem will bring the next case revision and with it make us feel like old fogies.
     
  9. gdieter macrumors member

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    old fogies indeed. I've been holding back on putting in an order for a new MP 2008, mostly because I'm curious what will be announced next week (new displays?), and partly because the boxes are not cheap. But last night I was remembering the 386-25MHz machine I bought for $2100 (no monitor) back in the early 90's, with 4MB RAM and a hugh 100MB hard drive...oh, and that was without the video card, too (I had to have the latest video card and Sony monitor combo)...LOL!
     
  10. Play4keeps macrumors regular

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    :(After reading this im that guy ill let ya know how the new macpro is:eek:
     
  11. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Last time I checked...sharpies came in black, :p
     
  12. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I have that same feeling. But i know my system is fine for my needs.....
     
  13. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't want that 2.66 MP I will take it. :D
     
  14. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Heck, I am still using my PM933.

    Maybe when they get to 8 cores, I will upgrade. :)
     
  15. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    you had your turn... now it's ours.:D
     
  16. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    They already have......:rolleyes:
     
  17. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    I hear you. I went from a PowerBook G4 500MHz to a MacPro 2.66! The difference was incredible especially doing video. I had a project that I was working on with my laptop and sections of the video was taking an hour or more to render. The same project on my MacPro rendered in just a few minutes or less. Aside from the rendering speed, I also had a jump in graphics performance. The original G4 had only 8MB of video ram. My MacPro has an X1900 and it was a whole new experience.
     
  18. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Egg on me. I meant to say 16 cores. :p
     

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