MacPro - 6-core base version - worth it ?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by udflyer, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. udflyer macrumors 6502

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    What is everyones opinion.

    Apple basically got rid of the 4 core replaced with 6 core version of 2013 specs.

    AND said will be obsolete in 1 year.

    Any takers on base model?
     
  2. Ph.D. macrumors 6502

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    Well, it's a better value than it was before, but it's still a ~4 year old computer at this point. I wouldn't mind parking one on my desk, but I won't be buying one (and I can afford just about any computer).
     
  3. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    This is just inventory clearance and factory maintenance until they can start making something new. You are better off with a MBP for now for most tasks.
     
  4. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait till retailers like BH drop it to ~2799, or when apple drops the refurb prices. It's fine as a general purpose workstation. The 6-core Xeon has a great balance of single core performance (3.5ghz) and multi-core count. The GPU's are not really cutting edge anymore but at least there's 2 of them inside.

    I wonder if these new cheaper SKU's that were announced today have anything inside updated like the EFI / driver, fan speed algorithms, etc.
     
  5. Daniel Reed macrumors 6502

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    Only if purchased w/ the $200 D700 option.

    Better off w/ the 8-core D700 model and buy Apple Care
    Adding two eGPU based Vega cards will make it screaming fast

    I suspect we won't see the 7.1 mMP shipping until 2019
    Then most may want to wait another 6-12 months for the bugs in the logic board revisions to be worked out

    So... Basically the time to buy the mMP won't be until 2020
     
  6. rjtiedeman macrumors regular

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    I suspect you are right. It's unfortunate they waited so long to proceed. It may never happen.
     
  7. EnderBeta macrumors 6502

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    They said the 4 core or the 6 Core will be obsolete next year? Does that mean they won't get updates anymore?
     
  8. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    By considering Apple announce early about the 6,1's replacement + admit it's failed product + price just drop. It's highly likely no update will give to the 6,1 anymore. I personally consider that their announcement basically means the 6,1 is dead, and they are now spend all the resource on developing the 7,1.
     
  9. EnderBeta macrumors 6502

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    You mean hardware updates or software?
     
  10. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    Hardware
     
  11. EnderBeta macrumors 6502

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    Oh ok. You scared me for a moment.
     

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