please compare upgraded 2009 macpro with 2013 one

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by eric79won, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. eric79won macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2013
    I have 2009 mac pro 2.2 ghz / 8core.
    I'm considering upgrade CPU to xeon x5690 - 3.46 ghz 6core x 2 ( then it will be 12 core total )
    I wonder if I upgrade my CPU and GPU to GTX 970, how fast my mac pro will be compare to 2013 mac pro.
    My memory is 1066hz-48mb now.

    I'm even considering changing gpu to gtx titan x.
    It will be almost $ 2000. I'm not sure if it's worth it.
    I just want to use my mac pro 3-4 years more if I spend $ 2000.

    I read some reviews that upgraded to 3.46ghz mac pro is faster than 2013 mac pro.
    I wonder if it's ture.

    Please advise what would be best choice for me.
    Thank you.
  2. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    You may want to fit 3.33GHz 6core processors to save a bit of cash.
  3. h9826790, Aug 5, 2015
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    h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    If you compare the 12 core maxed out cMP, and the 12 cores maxed out nMP. Sorry, I don't think that the cMP is any faster in terms of the CPU performance. At most it can be in par with the nMP in multi core benchmarking software.
  4. IowaLynn macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2015
    If you looking at ROIU then the nMP 12-core is not going to compete, and while the newer (but 2 years old) Xeonb is more efficient, not THAT efficient. Throw in being stuck in AMD instead, the nMP is a specialized and optimized for some but not all pro apps.

    You give up: 3 PCIe slots, 4 x 6TH internal drives.

    "comparable" nMP 12=core? $7,800 512GB w/ D700 and the 12-core cpu.
  5. ssgbryan macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    Don't forget the cost of thunderbolt enclosures if you have large data sets.
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  8. h9826790, Aug 8, 2015
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    h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    No, he was talking about the X5680.

    However, if you are with the single CPU 4,1. W3680 will work beautifully. The upgrade process is simple, may be even simpler than a normal PC. The biggest caution is the W3680 only works with the 5,1 firmware. So if you have a 4,1, you MUST upgrade the firmware BEFORE the CPU upgrade.
  9. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    It's as simple as dropping it in with thermal paste. DP are a different story though.
  10. ProjectManager101 Suspended


    Jul 12, 2015
    Graphic card upgrade does nothing. I had the 256MB and installed a 2GB and the only improvement was more preview render time in After Effects, not worth at all the amount of money I paid back then.
  11. RoastingPig macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2012
    minus the thunderbolt i had a cMP that laid the smackdown on the nMP candy azz
  12. filmak macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2012
    between earth and heaven
    This doesn't sound right.
    Can you be please more specific?
    Any details of the cards you have used?

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