realistic difference in speed Early 2008 octo2.8GHz vs Late 2010 octo2.4GHz??

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Gloor, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Gloor macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys,

    what is the approx. speed increase of the new 2.4GHz octo Mac Pro over the early 2.8GHz octo Mac Pro?
    30%? more? Less?

    I just would like to know whether or not I should keep my 2008 on ebay or not :))
     
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    That's for the 2.26GHz octo but 2.4GHz isn't much faster. Not worth it IMO
     
  3. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    The memory architecture in the 09/10 systems is dramatically improved over the 08's, however whether that will make any difference to you or not will be very dependent on your workload. If you do a lot of modeling calculations that are memory intensive, then you could benefit... otherwise, the improvements would be marginal.
     
  4. Gloor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you Hell, (love it )

    you only show 2009 though. Is 2009 basically the same as 2010? ie, westmere has no big advantage over 2009 procs?
     
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    Westmere is based on Nehalem, it's just a codename for die shrink of Nehalem. The performance should be about the same
     
  6. Gloor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh I see. Well, let me ask you this. If I can get the new 2010 8core 2.4GHz for about £400 do you think its worth it or is it better to stick with 2008?
     
  7. beto2k7 macrumors 6502

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    About the same with less power compsumtion lets not forget...
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    E5520 and E5620 are both 80W chips. Both have lower TDP than '08 though

    I wouldn't. 400£ is a lot money, it can be spent on something else (SSD, more RAM/HDs...)
     

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