Refurbished Mac Pro performance comparison

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Yebubbleman, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030


    May 20, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    A friend of mine is giving thought to buying this:

    She's primarily going to use it for running the Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard apps. These apps are primarily what she will be doing with this machine. She's not married to the Mac platform; she's very much a dual-platformer; she can and will switch to Windows and build a PC that has similar performance but is cheaper. That being said, I know that the Xeon in this machine is a few years old. Would this refurbished Mac Pro be slower, faster, or on par to...let's say, an Ivy Bridge Core i7 desktop? If using modern day parts, how much money would I need to spend to match the speed of this refurbished Mac Pro?
  2. gpzjock, Sep 1, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2012

    gpzjock macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2009
    A modern spec i7 Hackintosh will comfortably beat a single CPU 2010 Mac Pro in both platforms.
  3. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Yeah. Any 2.6GHz or higher clocked Ivy Bridge will beat Westmere Xeon Quad @2.8GHz. The Mac of course will be arguably more stable running OS X.

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