Mac pro dilemma

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mr.stacker, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. mr.stacker macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    my friend has possibility for buy mac pro, he has two variations:
    Mac PRO 2008
    2x 2,8 GHz Quad-core Intel Xeon
    16 GB RAM 800 MHz DDR 2 FB-DIMM
    Grafika NVIDIA GeForce GT 8800 512 MB
    or
    Mac PRO 2010
    2x 2,4 GHz Quad-core Intel Xeon
    6 GB RAM 1066 MHz DDR 3 ECC
    Grafika NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 MB
    He need it for work with premiere or avid software.
    What do you prefer?
    Thanks for help.
     
  2. mryingster macrumors regular

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    Get the 2010. I have a 2008 and love it, but the 2010 is an i7 and gives you additional virtual cores. Additionally, it has faster system bus and is more upgradeable.
     
  3. 996085 macrumors 6502

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  4. h9826790 macrumors 604

    h9826790

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    The 2010 model. HOWEVER, if he may upgrade the CPU by himself later, make sure it's a real 2010. That GT120 make me doubt if it's a 2009 flashed to 2010. The 2009 model use de-lidded CPU in those dual processor model, which will make the CPU upgrade much harder if he want to use normal CPUs (much higher risk than normal CPU upgrade that may cause permanent damage to the socket).
     
  5. kohlson macrumors 6502a

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  6. mr.stacker thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everybody for yours reply. Its help me so much.
     

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