If you went Hexacore why did you?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by steffi, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    Just curious on folks who ordered 2010 Hexacores. Are you happy with yours?

    I'm thinking very seriously about picking up a refurb and didn't want to go to the extra expense of the 2.93 Dual although could be talked into it if it's significantly more future proof having a board that takes 2 CPUs.
  2. w00tini macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    for me it was the fastest default clock speed offering apple had. I don't need cores as much as I need speed for gaming and light video work.

    plus, lots of good things come in sixes like beer :)
  3. Vylen macrumors 65816

    Jun 3, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Fastest processor speed and have no real need for so many cores/threads.

    While, for my use, compiling programs increases linearly with each core/thread, and it would increase some photo processing, it's really not worth it since program compilation doesn't take *that* long and the same with photos.

    Plus, it's much cheaper than going 12-core :p
  4. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    It's excellent for single threaded apps, excellent for running multiple virtual machines, and it's fantastic for video encoding!

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