My original Mac Pro Value

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

  1. imationx macrumors member

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    Hello,

    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?



    Thanks!
     
  2. gameface macrumors 6502

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  3. imationx thread starter macrumors member

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  4. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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

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    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 Sellyourmac.com. 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 Sellyourmac.com offered me.
     
  6. gpzjock macrumors 6502a

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    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:

    http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/mac-benchmarks/
     
  7. Daud macrumors regular

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

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    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 : http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/352535

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

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    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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