w3580 vs w3570

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

  1. freeman727 macrumors 6502

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  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I've never trusted those scores. How much do they cost (i.e. how much is that 70$ in %)?
     
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    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

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    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

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    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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