Mac pro benchmark speculation

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by seer, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. seer macrumors member

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    How do you think the benchmarks will pan out? I have a tinge of buyers regret after ordering the new quad mac pro and am desperatley trying to find the extra cash for the octo.
    My guess is something like:
    Any 2009 octo > 2008 3.2 octo > 2009 quad & 2008 2.8 octo roughly equal

    But my main concern is hd video work and there I think my ordered quad will be the poor relation to all of them :( but still far superior to my current windows 2.4 c2duo
     
  2. macz1 macrumors 6502

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    I think it won't be as simple as that. While the 2009 models are likely to perform better in single- to 4-threaded applications (which are most of the programs at the moment), extensively multithreaded work like 3d-rendering is probably a bit faster on a 2008 8core machine than on the Nehalem quad.

    This is my opinion, but we will see...
     
  3. Abidubi macrumors 6502

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    My guess (pulled straight out of my rear end) would be:

    (right -----> is faster)

    Heavily multi-threaded (800% cpu):

    old 2.8(4) < new 2.66(4) < new 2.93(4) < New 2.26(8) < old 2.8(8) < old 3.0(8) < new 2.66(8) = old 3.2(8) < new 2.93(8)


    Single/low threaded (100%-150% cpu):

    old 2.8(4) = old 2.8(8) < new 2.26(8) < old 3.0(8) < new 2.66(4) < new 2.66(8) = old 3.2(8) < new 2.93(4) < new 2.93(8)
     

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