Well, you should probably provide more details. What CPUs do you have in there now and what are you trying to get out of it? Is it too slow for you now? And what kind of budget are you looking at if you were to buy a new computer? Is that going to change in the near-ish future?is upgrading such an old system worth it will I see a big difference? and will it be able to keep up with todays standards?
Well things like Photoshop adobe Encore Final Cut Pro X ETC... I currently Use my base i5 13 MBP but it get slugish in encore and final cut pro.... I have the 2.66 Mac Pro Quad 1,1 .... thing is I am getting it tomorrow but I am upgrading the Video card to XFD AMD and 8GB ram to be able to use Final cut with no issues and to be able to upgrade to Mountain Lion the 64 bit boot is a fix other members are already trying to figure out to work but from what i was told my dual core MBP pulls a little better bench numbers so now I dont know if its going to be just as slugish and if the 8 cores will helpWell, you should probably provide more details. What CPUs do you have in there now and what are you trying to get out of it? Is it too slow for you now? And what kind of budget are you looking at if you were to buy a new computer? Is that going to change in the near-ish future?
But without knowing anything else, I'd say no. "New" software isn't going to run on that system for very much longer due to the 32-bit issue. But if you just want a mild speed bump for <$100 and are happy with the software its running now, then go for it.
So buy an old powerbook to take notes with..Problem is I'm a college student I need a power house for work at home and my MBP for notes but I am selling my MBP to get the new redesigned one everybody is saying is going to come out I already got the buyer lined up
Im going to stick to this mac pro until the next 2 Updates then I am going to buy the current model from there on ( I should have started my career by then money flow will be better)So buy an old powerbook to take notes with..
What I'm getting at is you spend money and time upgrading the MP then you need to hack 10.8 forward on it all for less "power" than a 15" MBP. The MP has other benefits obviously but a 10k geekbench is stock i5 territory, and the i5 will use significantly cheaper RAM.
My Vote MP 4,1 and a powerbook/cheap tablet
I recently did a BSEL upgrade on my 1,1 to an 8-core.is upgrading such an old system worth it will I see a big difference? and will it be able to keep up with todays standards?
I had upgraded my 1,1 to 2,1 with 3.0GHz 8 core and 24GB of memory some years ago. When I upgraded my main system to a mid 2010 with 12 cores, I thought, I would sell it. But I decided to keep it as a backup and am glad, I did.Just to add to an old post but with current news. Even 3 years after this discussion I think it is worth it to keep upgrading these old beast! I did the upgrade from quads to 8 core (3.0GHz) around the time of this last post. Of course I got a great deal on a matched pair ($180 for both) and the swap was pretty straight forward. I then went with an small SSD as my main drive. A huge improvement in using FCP back then. Now, in 2015, I'm eager to upgrade to a GTX 780 and start running a 64bit EFI to boot up with Yosemite! Especially now that I have been using Premire Pro and can't wait to see blazing speeds with my CUDA capable graphics card! Maybe even El Capitan might bring even better performance with all they are touting.