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Quad-Core and Eight-Core Mac Pros (2009 editions)

Quad-Core and Eight-Core Mac Pros (2009 editions)
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Oct, 2014

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Review: Quad-Core and Eight-Core Mac Pros (2009 editions)

 

With its improved graphics, memory bandwidth, and reduced memory latency, the 2.66GHz quad-core Mac Pro was faster than the 2.8GHz eight-core Mac Pro, and at $2,499 costs $300 less. It would be a fine purchase for anyone replacing an older Mac or...

Upon opening the case, you immediately notice major changes in the layout of the components. The memory modules are no longer installed on two sliding trays—instead, the memory and processor all rest on a sled at the bottom of the case, which you...

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Review: Quad-Core and Eight-Core Mac Pros (2009 editions)

 

Though you wouldn't know by looking at it, Apple's new tower, the Mac Pro, has just received a major overhaul. The two tower models pack a brand-new processor and video system, and feature a reorganised internal design. However, they have lower clock...

New Nehalem microprocessor; easier to upgrade internal components; lower price

Most routine apps perform better with fewer, faster processors

It’s harder to recommend that people spend $1400 more for the new $5,899 2.26GHz eight-core Mac Pro if they don’t run software written for the top-of-the-line Mac Pro’s eight processor cores. Though the 2.26GHz model was faster at most individual tasks...

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