What will you do with your next Mac Pro 8 core?


Topper

macrumors 65816
Jun 17, 2007
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Trade it in for a PC with a good video card.
Just joking, but I am scared that the video card(s) will be a disappointment.

Anyway...
Video editing of many different kinds. (FCP, Combustion, Compressor etc)
3D Rendering
Play X-Plane
Photoshop
Edit and Make DVDs. (MacTheRipper, DVD2oneZ, Toast 8, DVD SP, Cinematize etc)
Internet
e-mail
Word processing
Budgeting.
iPod, iTunes downloading.
Maybe screw around with Windows.
Illustrator
Quark
GTD type organizing
Porn (just joking, maybe not, well maybe, no won't do it, well...)
 

Sean Dempsey

macrumors 68000
Aug 7, 2006
1,617
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Drive around in my flying car with my robot servants, listening to the latest reports on the Mars colony and wondering if we are ever getting out of Iraq.
 

sblasl

macrumors 6502a
Apr 25, 2004
844
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Heber Springs, AR
Check e-mail, Safari, update my iPhone & iPods, see what the weather is, check the time of day, look up addresses & phone in Address Book, and stream music & video to my :apple:TV...

I sure hope the new Mac Pro will be able to handle all of this and obviously I will need that new video card.:rolleyes:
 

Nugget

macrumors 68000
Nov 24, 2002
1,785
670
Houston Texas USA
Final Cut Studio, Civ4, World of Warcraft, and distributed.net. Tons of ssh. PostgreSQL development. X-Plane and a gigantic iPhoto Library.
 

deux-ex-mak

macrumors newbie
Aug 6, 2007
29
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surf the net

Actually, real time play and edit 2K and HD dpx frames while Shake renders flipbooks, Motion plays multi-layered hi-rez graphics, and Compressor encodes huge batches of clips to different formats.

8 cores? Piffil! No way am I upgrading until they hit 16 - or maybe 32 cores!

Who wants a measly 8 cores!

:p

I don't need 8 cores, I need 32. But I will happily use 8 until more are available.
 

theman

macrumors 6502a
Jul 26, 2007
738
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Get 8 30" ACD's and play 8 different 3D games all at the same time. Wait, the video card will probably be a Geforce4 or something... nvm.
 

mward333

macrumors 6502a
Jan 24, 2004
526
5
More computing! I don't care at all about the debates over graphics cards (I bought three of the simple GeForce 7300 cards), but I love the speed at which I can compute with my MacPro. See my signature. It's great.