My original Mac Pro Value

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by imationx, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. imationx macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007

    I have the Original Mac Pro when it came out in 2006. 2.6ghz . 2 dual core CPU. 6GB RAM. 1GB video card and 1TB hard drive.

    My question is: What do you think current resell value of this is used now on the market? I saw on Ebay someone selling similar one recently for about $1500.

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
    Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 2
    Total Number Of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
    Memory: 6 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MP11.005C.B08
    SMC Version (system): 1.7f10
    Serial Number (system): YM6327WBUQ2
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2018104

    2nd question... How much faster would an iMac i3 or i5 be comapred to my dated Mac pro machine?

  2. gameface macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2010
    Boston, MA
  3. imationx thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
  4. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    Just used eBay's advanced search to see the completed listings, and you'll have your answer.
  5. myosh macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
    I had a similar system (2006 Mac Pro, 2.66 GHz CPU, 1 TB HDD, 8800GT graphics, 12 GB RAM) that I am in the process of selling to a company called I found out about them at their Macworld Expo booth a couple of weeks ago. Using their online form, I was originally quoted a price of $980 but that was bumped to $1020 when I informed them that the video card was upgraded from the 7300GT to the 8800GT. They are also paying to have my Mac shipped to their place of business.

    I checked what the 2006 Mac Pros were selling for on eBay and, for the most part, they were selling in the $900-1200 range so I was pretty pleased with what offered me.
  6. gpzjock macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2009
    Mac Pro 1,1 vs. 2010 iMac

    Geekbench scores a 2006 Mac Pro 2.66 ghz at 5142 average.
    i7 iMac scores are 8312 - 9084
    i5 iMac scores are 6704 - 6967
    i3 iMac scores are 5721 - 5948

    CPU scores alone show up to 15% performance increase for the i3 or a 35% one for i5.
    The i7 iMac scores a 76% maximum increase in CPU grunt making them expensive but fantastic upgrades. :eek:
  7. Daud macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2008
    A $70 CPU upgrade to 3GHz lifted my score to 6227.
  8. gpzjock macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2009
    N.B. These scores are averages.

    You can improve on the average scores with more RAM and optimum conditions, the fastest i7 iMac to date is 10800 with 16 GB RAM :

    At $70 that speed boost is a bargain, nice one. :)
  9. Daud macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2008
    To my surprise after I bumped the memory 4->8GB with "for Apple Mac Pro" approved Kingston memory (originals are Hynix), the score went down by ca. 100 mainly on memory throughput.

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