Mini Server vs. MacPro 2x 2.8GHz Quad Core

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DHart, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. DHart macrumors 6502

    DHart

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    At present I'm using this machine with 10GB of RAM:

    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
    Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 2
    Total Number Of Cores: 8

    almost exclusively for LightRoom 3.5 editing of large (Canon 5DMkII) RAW files. Seems like this may be more machine than I need, overall, for this purpose. SO I'm thinking of doing a trade in on the new Mini Server, maxed out with RAM and processor.

    The MacPro works great. But I'm wondering how close to this performance I might get with the new Mini Server, a maxed-out version.

    Does anyone know how these two machines might compare for LR3 processing of large RAW files?
     
  2. DustinT macrumors 68000

    DustinT

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    Double posting is a bad idea. You have the same thread in the Mac Mini forum which is not recommended. Once is enough.
     
  3. DHart thread starter macrumors 6502

    DHart

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    There was no response of any kind, after days, with the other thread. It was only after seeing no activity there that I decided to try in this different forum.
     
  4. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1193336

    they Geekbench around 9400. My 2.8ghz octo mac pro hits 10-11,000.

    I got a bit sad reading that actually, I've put my MP on a pedestal for so long and a Mac Mini almost matched its benchmarks.

    You still have four processing cores on top of what the Mini has. Parallel processing is great to have when editing video/encoding, but honestly, it's getting close.
     

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