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

    Mar 14, 2009
    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

    Oct 18, 2009


    Btw, i7 920 and etc are desktop processors. You should look for mobile i7s, like 620.
  3. Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006

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