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    Mac Pro Suggestion Required
    Hi there,
    Need some direction

    Would a Two 3.2 Quad Core Intel Xeon with 8 gig ram with NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

    be faster or same or slower than

    8-Core - Two 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” processors with 8 gig of ram with ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5

    I do Hi Def editing and will be getting into graphic animation as well.
    Jawad Mir
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    5D Mark II-AF100 & Mac Book Pro & Mac Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawad View Post

    Would a Two 3.2 Quad Core Intel Xeon with 8 gig ram with NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

    be faster or same or slower than

    8-Core - Two 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” processors with 8 gig of ram with ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5
    Didn't you just post that 3.2 (8 core) setup for sale? Didn't realize you were thinking of upgrading to another Mac Pro.

    In any case...check out these benchmarks:

    Mac Benchmarks

    ...if I've identified your current computer correctly (2008 Mac Pro 2 x 3.2ghz, 8 cores)...it gets a benchmark score of 9979...and the newer 2010 Mac Pro with (2 x 2.4ghz, 8 cores)...it gets a benchmark score of 12525.

    It's usually tough to find benchmarks that also include the video card performance...since many times there are a number of different choices. But based on the processor info (which of course is very important)...yes the newer Mac Pro is faster.

    I guess it would all come down to is the performance increase & the financial numbers make sense to do the upgrade (how much you can sell the old computer for, and how much $$$ do you need to add to purchase the newer computer).

    Hope this helps,

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    Yup that's all I needed to know.

    I am debating on selling my old depending on the price I get for it since I upgraded it

    Thanks again
    Jawad Mir
    Editor . Director
    http://www.jawadmir.com
    5D Mark II-AF100 & Mac Book Pro & Mac Pro

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