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post #241 of 253
There's at least one set of third party benchmarks out. The new "default" Mac Pro is about as fast as the previous top-end 3.0GHz Octo.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1315...cprobench.html
post #242 of 253
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There's at least one set of third party benchmarks out. The new "default" Mac Pro is about as fast as the previous top-end 3.0GHz Octo.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1315...cprobench.html

It bested Monday's 8-core machine in 5 out of 10 tests. But the real plus is that Tuesday's machine is $1500 less than the old one for essentially the same overall performance. I'm curious to read the scores when they test using both 3.0GHz machines and after it's been optimized to take advantage of the SSE4 instruction set.
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post #243 of 253
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The computer will actually operate more quickly, but the CPU isn't really any faster on its own, you're taking away some of the delays that prevent it from doing its thing. If there's not enough memory, the computer will swap to hard drive to clear memory for new things. That will slow down the computer because it's waiting for the hard drive.

For a Mac Pro, I suggest 4GB or more. But I'd wait first, until third party memory is available because Mac Pro memory is specific to that kind of machine.

Thanks! How much RAM makes sense at this point? I use Logic 8, VSL Instruments, Native Ins Kore 2 & Komplete 5, etc, etc

From what I'm haering the new 2.8 with lots RAM is the best bet....so is 32 GIG of RAM the way to go or can Logic and these other programs really "use" that much yet?

Thx
Mike
post #244 of 253
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Thanks! How much RAM makes sense at this point? I use Logic 8, VSL Instruments, Native Ins Kore 2 & Komplete 5, etc, etc

From what I'm haering the new 2.8 with lots RAM is the best bet....so is 32 GIG of RAM the way to go or can Logic and these other programs really "use" that much yet?

Thx
Mike

32GB would be excessive. Logic Pro 8 has a minimum requirements of 1GB and recommends 2GB. 4GB should be plenty.
http://www.apple.com/logicstudio/logicpro/specs.html
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post #245 of 253
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The computer will actually operate more quickly, but the CPU isn't really any faster on its own, you're taking away some of the delays that prevent it from doing its thing. If there's not enough memory, the computer will swap to hard drive to clear memory for new things. That will slow down the computer because it's waiting for the hard drive.

For a Mac Pro, I suggest 4GB or more. But I'd wait first, until third party memory is available because Mac Pro memory is specific to that kind of machine.

OWC and Transinternational already have proper memory available.
post #246 of 253
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OWC and Transinternational already have proper memory available.

I didn't know that, and apparently, it's not much more. I wonder if the faster memory would improve the older systems.
post #247 of 253
Proof that cats like heat...

post #248 of 253
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Thanks! How much RAM makes sense at this point? I use Logic 8, VSL Instruments, Native Ins Kore 2 & Komplete 5, etc, etc

From what I'm haering the new 2.8 with lots RAM is the best bet....so is 32 GIG of RAM the way to go or can Logic and these other programs really "use" that much yet?

Thx
Mike

It depends on the number of channels and which filters. Memory isn't too much of a bottleneck with audio programs though.
post #249 of 253
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I didn't know that, and apparently, it's not much more. I wonder if the faster memory would improve the older systems.

No. It is locked to the processor and bus timings.
post #250 of 253
Not ONE post out of MultiMedia since before New Year's.

Did he get banned here too??? I figured he'd be all over this thread, since all he ever did was talk and talk and talk and talk and talk about when the new Mac Pros would be released.


.....and he was WRONG every single time.
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post #251 of 253
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Not ONE post out of MultiMedia since before New Year's.

Did he get banned here too??? I figured he'd be all over this thread, since all he ever did was talk and talk and talk and talk and talk about when the new Mac Pros would be released.


.....and he was WRONG every single time.

They rarely ban people. Who have they banned?
post #252 of 253
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They rarely ban people. Who have they banned?

Multi was banned from MacRumors. And I haven't seen one post from him since before New Years, so I figure he was either banned, or, given his fetish for the Mac Pro, he spontaneously combusted at the news of the Mac Pro refresh with the 8800GT
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post #253 of 253
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Multi was banned from MacRumors. And I haven't seen one post from him since before New Years, so I figure he was either banned, or, given his fetish for the Mac Pro, he spontaneously combusted at the news of the Mac Pro refresh with the 8800GT

That's Macrumors. This is Appleinsider. Who have they banned from here recently?
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