Upgrade 4,1 2.66 quad to W5590 ($40) vs W3680 ($150)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by weaverra, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. weaverra macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2006
    I'm debating on which one to go with at the moment. I'm doing upgrades across the board to my 4,1 MP. I do mostly photo editing in PS and LR. Would the W3680 be worth the extra $110 or is that money better spent on other upgrades. I currently have 16 GB ram and a EVO 850 120GB. The graphics card is the original GT120.
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    In my experience there was no noticeable difference between 4 and 6 cores. However, Adobe has specific advice for what hardware upgrades would be best for you, depending on what you use PS for:

    I have no experience with LR, so I can't say one way or the other. However, I'd be surprised if it made good use of all six cores--simply because there are so few applications that do.

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