03-15-2012, 08:51 AM
Originally Posted by mattgam
I would have thought that roughly $3000 would have bought more power from the hypothetical 2012 model by virtue of the fact that they will carry the new processors (that a six or possibly four core 2012 Mac Pro would perform better running apps like Compressor or Flash Encoder than the 2010 8-core 2.4 that I can buy today).
If you can afford to wait...then there is no harm in that.
To give you some recent historical pricing info in regards to Mac Pro's (middle of the road models...not slowest/not fastest):
- 2009 2.93ghz quad-core $2999
- 2009 2.66ghz 8-core $4699
- 2010 3.33ghz 6-core $3699
- 2010 2.4ghz 8-core $3499
Notice that some quad-core models can get close to the top of the $3000 budget...and the 8-cores usually will exceed $3000.
For references sake...it was possible to get a 2009 2.8ghz quad-core
model (when first released) for $2499.
I would not expect Mac Pro pricing to differ a whole lot from this when (and if) new models are released.