Oldest Mac Pro worth getting for today's imovie/FCPX/Aperture?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by danpass, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. danpass macrumors 68020

    danpass

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    Just curious how yesteryear's model compares to what is currently on Apple's website.
     
  2. goMac macrumors 603

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    Any of them. I would just make sure you have a decent GPU. The 5770 at least is a worthy upgrade.

    Some Mac Pros that ship with things like the 2600XT will definitely need a GPU upgrade.
     
  3. mherrick macrumors newbie

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    I'm running FCPX on a 2007 8 core, with an Apple 5870, it seems to have no trouble with full HD real time playback. This barefeats article: http://www.barefeats.com/wst10g7.html shows there isn't much difference between the 5770 and 5870 in the older machines. I'd buy a 2008 (faster bus speed) and a 5770 and you'll be set.
     

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