Recommendation needed

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tarsierspectral, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. tarsierspectral macrumors regular

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    Hey guys

    I am looking to replace my current Mac Pro with the new Mac Pro. What I do is video and photo editing. (Adobe Suite, Final Cut etc).

    Here are the specs of my current machine:

    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro5,1
    Processor Name: 6-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 3.33 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 6
    L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 12 MB
    Memory: 10 GB
    Processor Interconnect Speed: 6.4 GT/s
    Boot ROM Version: MP51.007F.B03
    SSD hard drive

    Which Mac Pro would give me noticeable speed improvement over my current machine?

    Thanks!
     
  2. lupinglade macrumors regular

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    Likely any of the configurations would be a noticeable improvement. But depends on how you define that. I'd go with the 6 core.
     
  3. tarsierspectral thread starter macrumors regular

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    just the base model 6-core?
     
  4. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

    golf1410

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    I would say you need to upgrade ram to 16 Gb (4×4) in order to take advantage of 4 channels. Also 256 GB for storage is a bit too less. I would say 512 GB at lease. Either D500 or D700, depends on your budget.
     
  5. tarsierspectral thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Just splurged on 6-core, 16GB, 512GB and D500.
    I should notice the speed difference between my old and new computer, right?
     

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