New Mac Pro single Quad v Old Mac Pro Two Duo

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by lloyd709, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. lloyd709 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know how these two systems compare?

    Alos, would anyone know if it would be possible to upgrade a single Quad Core to two Quad Cores in the future?
     
  2. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    It will be faster in most things unless the Quad-core gets saturated by the available bandwidth.

    The i5400 and the old Bensley motherboard used in the Mac Pro has what is know as DIB, Dual Independent Busses. One for each processor.

    Apparently someone on this very board received his single Quad-core Mac Pro.

    It retains the other processor socket but no heatsink.

    It should be doable but you still need to find a compatible heatsink.
     
  3. lloyd709 thread starter macrumors 6502

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