Original Mac Pro vs new iMac 24"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by akakillroy, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. akakillroy macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Bethalto, IL
    I am considering purchasing a new 24" entry iMac for my wife, and I am wondering if it will perform any better than my original (first gen) Mac pro with 2xDual Core Xeon CPU's and 6GB of RAM? If so I may pass the Mac Pro down to her and keep the iMac for myself ;-) I have 2x24" Dell Monitors connected currently to my Mac pro, and there is really nothing I have currently on the Mac Pro that I would need on an iMac other than it has more Ram that the 24" iMac. I do quite a bit of stuff with Aperture and iMove so maybe the graphic performance and CPU upgrade would be better? Thoughts?
  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    Mac Pro for photo work and iMac for the wife.

    You can do nice upgrades to your Mac Pro which you cannot do with the iMac.
    -- Memory, multiple drives, software raiding etc... and possibly soon, the video card that only worked on the newer Mac Pros will have a version available for your Mac Pro.


    - Phrehdd
  3. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

    Mike in Kansas

    Sep 2, 2008
    Metro Kansas City
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    The mac pro has twice as many cores at the same clockspeed, more RAM, the option of an nvidea 8800 and multiple hard drives. Keep the pro. ;)
  5. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008

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