Motherboard article about the cMP scene

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by digidow, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    I enjoyed the article, thanks for sharing it here so we could read it.

    I do have problems with a few statements in it. Admittedly nitpicks, but:
    1. The 5,1's motherboard isn't really a 6 year old design. It's literally a 4,1 board, so more like 9 years old design.
    2. He says CPUs haven't progressed much in 3-4 years which is sort of true, but it's been 9 years and they have damn well progressed in that time.
    3. You don't really need to "modify" the cMP to add SSDs. I wouldn't consider a drop-in 3.5-to-2.5 adapter to be a "modification" in any computer (nor a PCIe-to-M.2 adapter).
  2. jpine macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Thanks! The Facebook group link was a bonus, even though I'm cutting back on FB. ;-)
  3. Blackey Cole macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2017
    I had already seen the YouTube video which showed me how to upgrade the cpus which might be the only thing that could use upgrading besides seeing that my ram could go from 64 Gb to 128 Gb maybe.
  4. MisterAndrew macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2015
    Portland, Oregon
    It’s nice to see the cMP getting attention, but it’s a poorly written article with problems with prose (e.g. several sentences are repeated) and technical errors as AB pointed out. Also 5,1 cpus don’t need delidding.
  5. pierrox macrumors regular


    Jun 19, 2015
    Paris, France
    Saw it yesterday on FB. It's a cute little article, it has flaws but it's good for at least one thing: remind Apple that the pros want a Mac Pro they can use. Not an black iMac or Cube 2.0...
    For that reason alone, we should like the article and repost it a lot.

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