Recommendation needed

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

  1. tarsierspectral macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2010
    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?

  2. lupinglade macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2010
    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

    Aug 13, 2010
    just the base model 6-core?
  4. golf1410 macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    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

    Aug 13, 2010
    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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