Two 2.66GHz VS Two 2.93GHz

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  1. Shaved Kitty macrumors member

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    can someone help me?!?!

    Two 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon or Two 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon

    what are the differences? how much more do i get with the 2.93? I use the machine for modeling and rendering... that's sex for me.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    is it worth the 1200 or so more?

    i wouldnt personally
     
  3. Shaved Kitty thread starter macrumors member

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    Money is not important at this point. but how much more powerful with the 2.93 though.
     
  4. Boneoh macrumors 6502

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    I didn't

    I didn't go for the faster, just went for the 2 x 2.26

    I am spending the money on an SSD drive and more memory. And more software, too. It will be interesting to see some real benchmarks coming out soon as we start getting these boxes. I suspect that the difference in processor speed won't mean that much to me. Seems that the SSD and more memory would be a better investment.

    But if money is not an issue, why not? :)
     
  5. Shaved Kitty thread starter macrumors member

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    i was asking about computer questions.....

    back to the topic. by the way, i am not a kid.

    new mac pro - 2.66 vs 2.93

    come on guys
     
  6. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Get the 2.93ghz. You know why?

    2.66ghz is a beast but.. a 2.93ghz is a MONSTER!
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    uhh maybe 2.93/2.66=> 10% faster.....:rolleyes:
     
  8. Shaved Kitty thread starter macrumors member

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    10%?? don't BS.
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It's absolutely true. The gains don't outweigh the cost in many circumstances.
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    its magic!
     
  11. Shaved Kitty thread starter macrumors member

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    10% for $1000

    crapy graphic card. you think i can put the quadro fx 4800 in the new mac pro?

    advice?
     
  12. gilroykilroy macrumors newbie

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    10% speed for 20% more money.

    I personally decided to save the money. YMMV.
     
  13. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    But 2.93ghz is a MONSTER! I know thats why Tallest Skill is getting it! LOL. :p
     
  14. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    Against all logic and common sense ;/
     
  15. Shaved Kitty thread starter macrumors member

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    that Tallest is a biggest talker... saying that mac pro in June, this and that... what now?
     
  16. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    What now? I get a Mac Pro three months sooner than I thought.

    I think we can all agree that it doesn't matter that I was wrong in this case.:D
     
  17. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Steve Jobs read your thread while on the hospital bed and with his fist clenching up high said to himself, "I'll show you Tallest Skill.. I'll show them all!"

    End of scene.
     
  18. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Well, I did e-mail him wishing him well...

    ... and I linked him to the Gainestown Mac Pro thread, telling him laugh at us and say, "They don't have a clue!"

    Looks like he took me to heart.
     
  19. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    Dear Tallest Skil,

    Because of your kind words, I have decided to ruin the Mac Pro line while complying with your basic wishes. I hate you, and everyone who likes getting what they pay for. Every night for the last year, I raged myself to sleep thinking about all of the people who were getting a product with a reasonable price. NO MORE, my body cannot take it.

    Thanks,

    SJ

    :D
     
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    Yep, that's a good paraphrase of my response from him. ;)

    Eight-core 2.93.
     
  22. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    just curious,Tallest, do you need this beast for work or just getting it because its cool (which i would totally do if i could afford to lol)
     
  23. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I believe he's getting the MONSTER!!
     
  24. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Work, growing into the capabilities of the machine, and play, ripping DVDs, Blu-ray, and HD DVD, and playing games.

    My final specs are in my signature now.
     
  25. Shaved Kitty thread starter macrumors member

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    the monster? that turned me on.....
     

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