Quad Core vs. 8 Core for Compressor Speed

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sahuntjr, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. sahuntjr macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2008
    I have a Macbook Pro Core Duo that I use Compressor and it literally takes forever to compress FCP files. I know an upgrade to a Mac Pro would make the compression go faster and I know the 8 Core would make it go extremely fast, but can I do just as good with a Quad Core 2.66ghz. Would that cut my compression time down? An 8 core is a little out of my price range, but i'm pulling toward a Quad Core, any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
  2. quadG5guy macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Core 2 Duo is 2006 technology. Even the quad core Mac Pro will absolutely blow away a uMBP. Google "Geekbench" to lookup benchmark comparisons between the two and you'll see wha tI mean.

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