New Mack Pro or used 12 core Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by blacka4, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. blacka4 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    #1
    Which would would be better for light gaming, and light video production. I know the old mac was a power thirsty beast at idle and that doesn't bother me any as it probably won't be running 100% of the time.

    the non internal expandability of the new Pro doesn't bother me just means I get to build a nice equipment rack to store everything in.

    So i guess my question is should I spend 1500 on a used machine or save some more and get a refurbished from apple
     
  2. megalaser macrumors 6502

    megalaser

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    #2
    the 12 core is slower, the more cores the slower it gets.
     
  3. MacVidCards Suspended

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    #3
    hooey
     
  4. haralds macrumors 6502

    haralds

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Location:
    Silicon Valley, CA
    #4
    You might want to consider the new iMac with Retina. It's a screamer for gaming with the right CPU option.
    The 12 Core is likely still better for video.
     
  5. blacka4 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    #5
    New Mack Pro or used 12 core Mac Pro

    Yeah I though about the new iMac. I just think I would rather bring my own monitor maybe
     
  6. flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    #6
    And where did you hear this:eek:

    Lou
     
  7. pertusis1 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Location:
    Texas
    #7
    As an unqualified statement, this is not quite true.

    However, I think you'll find that the iMac or a lower core count Mac Pro would work well for gaming and light video.
     
  8. wesk702 macrumors 68000

    wesk702

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2007
    Location:
    The hood
    #8
    We really need the downvote button back
     
  9. blacka4 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    #9
    yeah, I think I might be able to get a steal of a deal on a 12 core mac pro. My buddy just upgraded his recording rig and needs to sell the pro.

    I think the better option for me is the 12 core, so I can upgrade the graphic card and add the USB 3.0 and still have the firewire for all my external HDDs.
     
  10. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Location:
    London, UK
    #10
    In many ways, the 12 core Mac Pro is a better bet, especially if you want to do some light gaming. You can already put a GTX 980 in there which is vastly more powerful in gaming than the D700 in the nMP (which as far as games care is a down clocked 7970). The dual D700s can still be more powerful if you reboot into Windows and enable them through crossfire. Still, there's no upgrade option. If you're on a budget and want a machine to last as long as possible, the 12 core is likely a better option and will last you longer.
     
  11. blacka4 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    #11
    thanks, thats what I was thinking. the 12 core will last me a lot longer
     

Share This Page