If you went Hexacore why did you?

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

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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