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


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Just curious how yesteryear's model compares to what is currently on Apple's website.
  2. goMac macrumors 604

    Apr 15, 2004
    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

    Jul 22, 2002
    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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