Mac pro 2006 dual 2.66mhz cpu v/s Intel i7 930. Benchmarks?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ddorbuck, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. ddorbuck macrumors newbie

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    Hello. I have a 'aging' 2006 mac pro with dual 2.66 mhz cpu's. The system is snappy enough for most tasks on the mac side but when running windows 7 pro 64 bit and ripping some of my bluerays the cpu's peg at 100% and it takes a while. My question is how does my 2.66ghz dual cpu mac pro compare cpu wise against the new intel core i7 930 cpu family? I know I cannot drop one into my mac pro but I have been thinking about building a new pc with the i7 and picking up a mac mini for my wife who refuses to leave the mac camp then sell my old mac pro.

    Thanks for any info. Doug
     
  2. Puqq macrumors regular

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    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html

    Enjoy.

    Btw, i7 920 and etc are desktop processors. You should look for mobile i7s, like 620. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrandale_(microprocessor)
     
  3. Umbongo macrumors 601

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