Question about processor speeds/types

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Joe Mack, May 21, 2009.

  1. Joe Mack macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2008
    I'm getting ready to buy a used Mac Pro to use for editing with Final Cut Studio. I have a choice between the follow processors (both Mac's have the same graphics card and Ram)

    Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processors


    One 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processors

    Any idea if there would be any notice difference in speed between the two? Thanks for the help!
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    A single CPU Quad Core 3.0GHz Mac Pro has never been sold. Dual Dual Core 3.0GHz and Dual Quad Core 3.0GHz *have* been sold, however. The 3.0 GHz model will definitely be the faster choice though.
  3. Joe Mack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2008
    My bad, it's has two dual core 3.0's. Would it be a noticeable difference in speed? I'm hoping for considerably shorter rendering times, but if it's just a few minutes, then I can save myself some money.
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    Well you will likely get 10-12.5% extra performance reducing each hour of rendering by 6-7 minutes.

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