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    Jun 24, 2010
    Need help to buy mac pro
    Hi everyone!
    I dont know if it the good place to ask this question,but i want to buy a mac pro 8 core 3.2ghz 2008 or a mac pro 4 core 2.66ghz Nehalem 2009. My use will be mostly gaming
    in osX and bootcamp window 7. I lknow some people will said "mac are not for games...bla..bla." But still i alway played any games i wanted on mac osx/9. And the
    reason i want a mac pro is i modified almost every mac i owned before apple make consumers and professional macs. So i want a mac i can upgrade wen i need. I want
    to play games at max graphics with full resolution. i know the mac pro 2009 offer alot
    of new tech like the hyper-threading, turbo boost, and the new QuickPath Interconnect repalcing bus system. But the 8 core 3.2 2008 look to offer alot of power. So are the 2009
    new tech is better then the 3.2 8 core ?or it will be no difference on games?
    Ps: sorry for my english iam french.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    As you say the 3.2GHz offers a lot of power with a Geekbench rating of 8565 compared to the 2.66GHz quad 8144. If the pocket runs to it a dual 2.66GHz in the 2009 model would be the go as it comes in at a whopping 14.458.

    Each will run faster gfx cards including the new 6000 series ATI Radeons.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Member Since
    Jun 24, 2010
    I can have a nice deal on the 3.2 8core 2008 for 900$ with a nice 23" apple cinema but i didn
    find any quad 2.66 2009 for now, shoud i take this ocasion or wait for a 2009?

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