MP 1.1 2x2.66 vs 2010 Quad 2.8...Difference?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macpro2000, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Need a bit of advise here....my 1st Gen Dual Xeon 2.66 is still running strong but I'm just itching to upgrade but don't have a huge budget. If I was to upgrade to the new single quad core chip 2.8, would I notice much difference (or any difference) in performance will normal use...saying RAM, etc was all the same? Just didn't know if architecture will make a huge gain or not. Or should I just go get an SSD and throw in the 1.1? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. lewdvig macrumors 65816

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    It depends on what you use it for, but in general the current model would be massive boost in just about every benchmark you care to mention.

    I upgraded my 1,1 to 8 cores/12 GB and a 5770 and the difference in handbrake and games was night/day. The whole upgrade cost me about $500 bucks (two ES XEONs on eBay, ram on eBay and flashed a PV 5770)

    The current gen has a much faster architecture (RAM, FSB) and the CPUs are much better clock for clock.
     
  3. mtadilli macrumors newbie

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    Hello there

    can you get me please the best cpu for my mac pro 1,1 2 x 2,66 ghz ?
    im confuse about it

    thanks

    Martin
     
  4. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

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    Sure. Best you can get is the Intel Xeon X5365. 3.0 Ghz quad core.
     
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