Replace Mac Pro or not?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Surfheart, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Surfheart macrumors regular

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    I currently have an oct core 2x2.8Ghz Mac Pro 3,1 and have the opportunity to replace it with a quad core 2.6Ghz Mac Pro 4,1.

    I'm wanting advice on which would be the superior computer.. thanks!
     
  2. Baunkjaer macrumors 6502

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    Unless you hack the 4,1 to 5,1 and replace the stock CPU with the hex, there won´t be much gain in a switch.
    I´ve been thinking about the same, but these machines are so expensive in Denmark... Maybe next year, if I can find a DP 4,1 in the area around 2K :cool:
     
  3. applegeek897 macrumors regular

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    Thats what I would do, grab it and put a six core it in
     
  4. erikjorg macrumors newbie

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    Mac Pro

    Wait for the new Mac Pro due out soon. Can be seen on Apple Website. Great specifications and design. Price should be less than current model.
    Looks like a real winner with it's performance and smaller tubular size.
     
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  6. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Careful what you type. Calling out Apple's additional marketing team can get you in trouble.
     
  7. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    im on 12 core with a sonnet temp 840 pro usb 3.0 and 680 im not gonna update for 5 years at the least :D
     
  8. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I will be updating to the last MP or the one before it (don't know the numbers off the top of my head). From what I have been reading it sounds like the new MP is going to be expensive. I am in the same boat. I have a 3.1 MP 2.8.
     
  9. OS6-OSX macrumors 6502a

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    Stating use of MP with apps will give viewers a better idea of 3.1 vs 4.1 vs
    5.1 vs 6.1.

    And that was said with sincere neutrality!:p
     
  10. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Yeah, tru-dat.

    The OP's Q is answered only by understanding what he uses the machine for. For some things the MP3,1 will be better and at other things the MP4,1 will be better.
     
  11. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

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    Where good mac pros go to die!

    Its the elephant bone yard of Pros!
     

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  12. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    For how much?
     
  13. 666sheep, Jun 30, 2013
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    666sheep macrumors 68040

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    Taking it "as is" your 3,1 is faster now, but 4,1 has much better upgrading potential.

    These are G5s ;)
     
  14. brand, Jun 30, 2013
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    You beat me to it. The single optical drive make it obvious.

    A Power Mac ≠ A Mac Pro
     
  15. seveej macrumors 6502a

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    Surfheart, we really need to know what you use the computer for, because as paper weights or eye candy, they both have equal utility.

    Also, we need to know, which specific area of your current machine you find lacking.

    To be able to ascertain whether the switch is worthwhile, we also need to know how much you'd need to pay for the 4,1.

    We're here to help you, but you need to give us some details.

    RGDS,
     
  16. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

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    Well there you go, learn something new everyday!
     
  17. Studio K macrumors 6502

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    There is one Mac Pro in that pile.

    Click on the thumbnail to enlarge, and see if you can find it.....
     
  18. brand macrumors 601

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    You are right, top of closest row second from the right.

    Although it might have been easier if the Mac Pro was wearing blue pants with a red and white stripped shirt like Waldo.
     

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