will this mac pro span a couple more years?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rip-the-jacker, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. rip-the-jacker macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2011
    hey guys,

    i have gone for an iMac / macbook combo. but TBH the last few days realised i might not be able to fund both upgrades. for this reason i have decided to consider a mac pro with a 29" monitor instead on the iMac, but still get the macbook.

    my questions are, will this spec :
    mac pro 2.66 quad core, 16gb 1066 ram, 240gb SSD, nvidia geforce 120

    will this be a fast computer for the next 18-24 and are they likely to support the latest OS for this timeframe?

    also will this computer run CS : GO (only game i will be playing) at low setting OK?

    thanks guys, RTJ
  2. scott.n macrumors 6502

    Dec 17, 2010
    What does "fast" mean? A 2.66 quad with GT 120 isn't particularly powerful, but desktop interactions etc will be pretty quick with the SSD.

    Yes, the latest OS is likely to be supported for the next two years.
  3. rip-the-jacker thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2011
    thanks for the reply dude.

    will CS GO work on this 512mb GPU at lower settings? also the monitor I'm looking at is a LG 29UM68.

  4. rip-the-jacker thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2011
    what is the difference spec wise for a 4,1 mac pro against a 5,1?

  5. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    Basically, the model number has been incremented by 1.

    (Only firmware differences - the 4,1 can be upgraded to a 5,1 by installing the 5,1 firmware.)
  6. Razzerman macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2007
    Hey op,

    I'd say you'll be golden with the 4,1 as is. You'll be above the CS: GO requirements, according to Steam (ATI Radeon HD 2400). Plus, if you need to, you can chuck a better graphics card in at a later date. I'm guessing you know that the macbooks are going to be updated shortly, so best to hang on for that if you can.



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