Questions before picking up Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by camhabib, May 29, 2008.

  1. camhabib macrumors regular

    May 29, 2008
    Thinking about picking up a 3.0 Mac Pro. I had a few questions before I do.

    A) Is it worth buying it now or is there a chance that they'll be updated at the WWDC?

    B) Hardware RAID vs software RAID. I plan to do a RAID 0 setup, and didn't know if there was any speed benefit to purchasing the RAID card and having that run the setup as opposed to running it via software implantation.

    C) I hear conflicting reports, 8800 or 2600 for the graphics card, which is superior for core imaging?

    Any help on any of these questions would be great.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    They won't be updated. What can they update to?
  3. camhabib thread starter macrumors regular

    May 29, 2008
    Thats what I figured. How about any word on the RAID setup or graphics card?
  4. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    As noted, their is nothing in terms of CPU, memory or systemboard they can upgrade to until Nehalem in late 2008/early 2009.

    For RAID 0, it's probably a wash. Hardware acceleration helps with RAID 5 in creating the parity checksums.

    If I am interpreting the consensus correctly, the x2600 seems to support core imaging better.

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