What would you like to see in the next update of the mac pro (semi-realistic please)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by shyataroo, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. shyataroo macrumors regular

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    1. the option of using a 32GB SSD instead of ram, it will use less energy take up less space and make less heat leaving room for...

    2. upto 4 Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 (BTO, naturally) or Nvidia 8800GTX (8900?)

    3. Blu-ray/HD-DVD drives (choose which you want or have one in either drive bay)

    4. 1TB HDDs (cause they have them out in 3.5 inch enclosures)

    5. 4 Quad-Core Xeon Chips...or maybe 4 CELL processors (if you want to be ridiculous, or just bring back the POWER series-based processors)

    6. RE-DESIGN and I mean a REAL RE-DESIGN not the new iMac style redesign.

    7. some extra PCI-X areas for whatever.
     
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  3. Zel macrumors regular

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    Did you just say use an SSD instead of ram?

    No.. ram is still way faster than SSDs.

    although FB-RAM kinda sucks, I wish they wouldve gone with ECC-DDR2
     
  4. overcast macrumors 6502a

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    LOL WHAT!?!?!? :confused::confused:
     
  5. overcast macrumors 6502a

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    I counted two semi realistic options in that list lol

    4 Quad Core XEONs or 4 Cell Processors - either one you know, just have it a pull down option.
     
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  7. overcast macrumors 6502a

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    I was really searching for the flux capacitor in that list. I was positive I had just looked over it.
     
  8. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    SS
    2GB standard
    500GB standard
    8500GT

    With new and lower priced BTO options (mainly RAM and HD)
     
  9. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Here's my Humble Opinion:

    Number 1, I think the ram stays the same or gets a slight upgrade.

    Well Number 2 sounds kinda realistic, but knowing Apple, they will choose something crappy, AGAIN for their base video card.

    Number 3 is a possibility, but real expensive at the moment. I'm sure the "Pro's" could afford this one.

    Number 4 is possible, the iMacs got 1 terabyte drives, I'm sure the Mac Pro will too.

    Number 5, Well I can only see all OCTOS for the next update.

    Number 6, I don't see a redesign of the Mac Pro happening. What's wrong with it now? It's twice as expandable as the G5, quieter, and the design hasn't really shown its age.

    Number 7, eh, they never really expand the amount of PCI slots.
     
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  11. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    1) Support for 8800Gxx's, either as a BTO or simply the drivers to run the PC versions.

    2) At least one regular PCI slot for legacy cards, or even the PCI-X (since the PCIe options are so limited).
     
  12. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    8800GTX as the high-end video card option
    dual quad-cores across the board - at no additional cost
    2 gigs FB-DIMM standard.
    At least ONE PCI slot.
    e-SATA port in the back.

    ...and BTO options that don't cost twice as much as they do on the open market
     
  13. flappo macrumors regular

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    hell froze over

    i agree with most of those points

    for a 4 core system , 2 gigs standard makes sense

    then again , since when have apple priced rationally
     
  14. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    Of note, Intel plans to shift their production of Xeons to 4 cores and more. Dual core will represent a very small portion of production in the coming year beginning with Harpertowns by the end of Septemeber.
     

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