w3580 vs w3570

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by freeman727, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. freeman727 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2009
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I've never trusted those scores. How much do they cost (i.e. how much is that 70$ in %)?
  3. Transporteur macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2008
    Those synthetic benches are just stupid. In the exact same machine and identical applications, it's a no brainer that the 3580 will be faster.
  4. freeman727 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2009
    I ended up getting a new w3570 from a system pull for $370. It would have been $100 more for the w3580 from the same guy. I can't wait to install the beast. Next 2 upgrades will be SSD and ATI 5770.
  5. freeman727 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2009
    The most difficult part of the install was finding a long 3 mm hex key!! There was none at Home Depot or Lowe's. I had to order online. Everything afterwards was super easy!!! I was going to post pictures of the install but it is so easy a caveman could do it. I now have a 3570 to replace the 3520. Now I'm waiting for my 3 x 4 GB 1333mhz ECC memory to arrive.

    What do you all think prices for SSD per GB will be holiday season 2011?

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