Refurb MP 8core 2.6 vs 2.8

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by BrokenE, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. BrokenE macrumors regular

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    Hello....been kicking over the idea of purchasing a refurb 2.6 8-core. However, after reading a couple of post on the problems with upgrading the graphics card, it seems I should just wait until the 2.8 8-cores make it into the refurb store??

    My main reason for getting a macpro with 8 cores is simply that I want it to be useful for 5 years at least. I like the idea of being able to upgrade it as technology keeps moving forward. Price should be something like $2200 don't you think?

    Any thoughts?? TIA..
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I think it would be smart for you to wait for the refurb's of the 2.8 as you state.
     
  3. TheThirdMan macrumors regular

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  4. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    TheThirdMan is correct. Apple never sold an 8 core 2.66GHz model.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Definitely go with the current 2.8; there never was a 2.66 Octore, anyway.

    The 2.66 Octore is a lie...

    Nope. Doesn't work. :p
     
  6. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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  7. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    2.66GHZ=4-core

    2.8GHZ=8-core

    Get the 2.8GHZ 8-core so you wont be left in the dust when nehalem is out next year =D
     
  8. BrokenE thread starter macrumors regular

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    You guys are right, it's two dual core 2.66 chips for a total of 4 cores. Thanks for your suggestions...:p
     

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