Speed differences in Nehalem

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Styles2112, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Styles2112 macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2009
    Hi all,

    I'm replacing an old PC, want an octo nehalem. My question is this, how much of a speed difference is there really between the 2.26 processor, and the next one up, the 2.66? There's a $1400 difference, and numerically, it doesn't look like it's worth it.

    For doing video work, photo editing, even games.

  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    First of all, how well are the programs you're using optimized for multiple cores?

    I haven't heard of any benchmarking yet for the new pro's. Wait a bit, and see if macworld or arstechnica gets around to it.

    If you're switching from an old pc, doubtlessly either one will seem to be a massive improvement. Also, are you doing these things for pleasure or for profit? If for profit, and every extra second that goes by means less money, then I'd go with the higher tier model.

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