Guys, I keep reading that 6 core is better choice over the 8 core one but do you think it is true for rendering as well? I have 8core 2008 and I'm debating whether or not to get the new 8 core one. My main usage is Maya and rendering is mainly mental ray. The reason why I want to buy the new one is that the 5870 gpu as it would speed up my viewport drastically over the 8800gt I have now. I could just get the card but I think I can get the new machine with applecare and 5870 for about £500 than the price I could sell my 2008 so I think that is why I think it might be worth it to replace the whole machine. So, is it really better to go for 6 core? I am a bit sceptical as I would have 2 cores less. I understand that the clock speed is higher, but still. Aren't 2 cores more still better choice for rendering?