Mac Pro 3.0 at 80 watts, 3.2 at 120

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dcnblues, Jan 15, 2008.

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  1. dcnblues macrumors member

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    I figure there are some people reading this forum to help decide on what options to get on a new Mac Pro.

    I didn't see this in any other posts, so thought I'd share:

    -There's a wikipedia page of tech specs for the Harpertown chips
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeon#54...eries_Wolfdale
    which shows that the 2.8 and 3.0 chips run at 80 watts, while the 3.2 runs a TDP (thermal design power) of 120 watts. If I put a premium on running cool and quiet, I'm thinking that's good reason to choose the 3.0 over the 3.2 (I'm aware I'd lose about 7% in speed).
     
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