Question about processor speeds/types

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

  1. Joe Mack macrumors newbie

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    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

    or

    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

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    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

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    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

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

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