Previous 2 Quad Core Mac Pro or New Single 2.66?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MonoSeed, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. MonoSeed macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2009
    I've been waiting FOREVER for the new Mac Pros to come out, but now once they are, i'm not so sure about my purchase.

    I can get the previous Gen Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors from MacMall for roughly $2539.99. Should I go with that, or the new Single 2.66 that just came out for roughly the same price?

    Any thoughts? Probably not until we get real bench marks... so maybe i'm jumping the gun. :)
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    Hopefully there will be detailed benchmarks comming out soon as there is so much confusion and you can make a better decision then.
  3. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    It really depends on what you need, cores or speed. Will you be multithreading?
  4. 9Charms macrumors regular


    May 19, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    Get the old one. This is the first generation based on the Nehalem architecture. Personally, I avoid first generations, but your mileage may vary.

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