Should I trade-in my 2.66ghz 12-core for a 3.33ghz 6-core???

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Greg Punzo, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Greg Punzo macrumors member

    Greg Punzo

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    I was using Flash Media Encoder today and noticed how the cpu never went over 30% but yet the software was running very poorly. So how much improvement would i notice with a 3.33ghz 6-core instead? is it worth the hassle to trade in or just keep what i got and wait for software to catch up?

    btw they said i'd b able to trade it in for no fee and they would pay me back the full difference in price.
     
  2. leftPCbehind209 macrumors member

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    I wonder if they'd allow you to just try using Flash Media Encoder and compare the times w/ out doing a full on swap.
     
  3. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    If it scales 1:1 with clock speed, since it seems to be constrained on cores.. you're looking at a 25% benefit at best.

    If it's limited to 4 cores now (theoretically), then you've got a lot of upside should they decide to improve the multi-threading and you keep your 12.
     
  4. Greg Punzo thread starter macrumors member

    Greg Punzo

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    ya thats what i had hoped but my local apple stores don't even plan on getting the new mac pro's any time soon and i only have 14 days to return this
     

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