mac Pro 1.1 2006 vs 2010 quad...worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SvK, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. SvK macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    San Diego
    Hi all,

    I own a 2006 MacPro 1.1 with a 2.66Ghz dual Xeon 5150 processor.
    If I purchase the current MacPro Quad-Core single processor Nehalem machine (2499.00$)......

    Will i see a massive CPU power increases?

    My main use is Logic9 , so i would be looking for more processing power for virtual synths and convolution based reverbs etc.

    My old macPro 1.1 has 16 gig of RAM and so would the new one....

  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    Do you make money from work done on your Mac Pro? Would getting your work done faster be of much financial benefit to you?
  3. Messy macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2010
    I'd go MBP, used notebooks for years for this sort of thing.
  4. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    By the time you put 16GB RAM in a MBP you may as well get a Mac Pro.
  5. gabicava83 macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2010
    Can you put 16gb in a MBP?

    *just seen you can on the 2011 models. awesome. That with an external RAID enclosure with thunderbolt, would really make it an aweosme portable testing machine.*

  6. gullySn0wCat macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2010
    Even the entry level MBP is faster than a MP 1,1 now. If you want to upgrade, you should wait for the Sandy Bridge Mac Pros and you will get a BEAST:D
  7. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    I went with a 17" macbook pro! :D
    in regards to the ram i'm finding that the ssd is so fast i'm not noticing i'm swapping 6GB

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