Need feedback on new 8 core?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by laszlo, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. laszlo macrumors newbie

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    Looking at buying the new 8core.
    Anyone know of concerns...issues with these?

    Thanks in advance
    Laz
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    There have been some sleep issues, addressed (but seemingly not 100% fixed), but apart from that they've been pretty bug-free compared to most other computers.
     
  3. krye macrumors 68000

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  4. amik macrumors regular

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    x2 Fastest computer I have ever touched.
     
  5. TheThirdMan macrumors regular

    TheThirdMan

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    It's beautiful. Everything is so ridiculously responsive, it feels a mile away from any other computer. Get a gig a core for the best performance. The best computer i've owned- and ive built several PCs, owned several mac laptops!
     
  6. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    Best computer ever. To avoid the sleep issues, which hopefully are now fixed with the new firmware, just leave it on 24/7, like me. Have had no issues, except with the first one I bought and sent back. :D
     
  7. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    Incredible machine, best computer I've had the *pleasure* of using (i.e. it wasn't *fun* to run Windows....it's actually enjoyable to use OS X on this beast ;))

    Unless you're doing super high end graphics/video work, you'll have lots of power to spare in those 8 cores - I run Folding@home, and it keeps the cores busy, but I *still* never have so much as a hiccup or any hint of a slowdown running like 8-10 apps at once, in addition to folding...

    If you can afford it, GET IT! :D:apple:

    -Bryan
     
  8. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    To all the guys running Folding@home, how much does it affect your monthly utility bills?
     

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