Mac Pro: 2x2.26 or 1x2.93?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macsig, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. macsig macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2006
    Marina del Rey, CA
    Hello guys,
    I have decided, with the introduction of the new version earlier this week, to buy a Mac Pro. Now I have to pick a configuration up and I have to decide between the 2x2.26 and the 1x2.93, they come with the same features: RAM, Disk, Graphic, Price.

    I will NOT use it for graphic stuff. The main use will be as company web development and testing server running, beside OSX, Win Sever and Linux. So which one do you suggest (and why)?

    I like the idea of 2 processors so my first thought was to go with the 2x2.26.

    Thanks for any reply.

  2. Fomaphone macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2009
    if it's a toss-up, go with the eight-core.

    it's more upgradable and from what i understand the new chips work best in concert with other chips as opposed to by themselves.

    my $.02
  3. SydneyDev macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2008
    If you will be running the OSes simultaneously (e.g. VMWare) then more cores would be better. With 8-cores you could run 3 dual-core VMs and still have two cores left over for OS X. If you are going to run the OSes one at a time, by rebooting in to each one, the the higher clock speed might be more beneficial.
  4. macsig thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2006
    Marina del Rey, CA
    thanks for your reply Man, I will run the OSes simultaneously.

    The 2x2.26 was my first pick.

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