Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by astudentis, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. astudentis macrumors regular

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    When is the next expected update to mac pro line?
    What will be the most likely update? (processor?)
    What will be successor processor to the Xeon?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Please search. (MacWorld '09)
    Please search. (Nehalem)
    Please search. (Xeon a.k.a. none is planned)
     
  3. astudentis thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is. The Mac Pro uses Penryn Xeons. Nehalem Xeons come next.
     
  5. astudentis thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh ok, so nahalem updates for mac pro are probably expected for Jan 2009 then?

    Also, would you recommend waiting for that, or should i just get a mac pro now? Is it worth waiting? Would i actually see 50% increase is speed of the processor?
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I'm waiting, but I've been waiting twelve years.

    Yes, the processing power increase will be epic. You'll also have bleeding-edge GPUs again. All one of them...

    If you need it now, get it now. If not, wait six months with me.
     
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    Like a 9900 GT... as the base card.

    Some ATI 4000 series mid-range and then either a Quadro or ATI's highest-end offering up top.
     
  9. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    the new nvidia 9 series on the new macbook pros will be awesome!!
     
  10. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    ...and the 'i just got here' prize goes to...


    and the answer to the OP is indeed january. that said, there is never a bad time to buy a mac pro...
     
  11. micsaund macrumors 6502

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    Preliminary tests at Ars Technica are showing that Nehalem is about 20-50% faster for about 10% more power consumed. Definitely worth waiting for IMO unless you just *really* need a new Mac today.

    Also, Nehalem will introduce a new socket and use DDR3 RAM, so if you buy a Pro today, it'll be an "end of the road" model without the possibility to throw some new processors in down the road, if that's your thing.

    Mike
     
  12. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    really?! i didn't know that. looks like that's the Mac Pro i'm saving for :p
     
  13. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been wanting to upgrade my 1.42ghz G4 Mac Mini which I purchased in early 2006 for a while now. I'd like to get a real heavy duty computer as I start diving more into editing and other heavier tasks.

    6 months doesn't seem too bad a wait. Any ideas on what the new Mac Pros will go for?
     

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