Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 3:07 AM (in response to jayfromhimmatnagar)
Ask them what they are smokin' - 24GB is good and 3 x 8GB is affordable depends where you order your RAM is all. Tell them to take a hike why not.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 3:36 AM (in response to The hatter)
More is better for me..I need it for maya and blender . Let tehm mail me i will ask for 32 GB in quitation. I think the 12 core version is not available they will oreder onile only i guess. ..Its not very good service of istore in India.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 3:49 AM (in response to jayfromhimmatnagar)
If you have 8 DIMM slots you are fine, you can put 6 x 16GB. Everyone does their own memory upgrades, it is something designed for the end user to do. And Apple Store prices are based on 2010 price and rediculously high - DDR3 has dropped a huge amount.
The 2008 and later though can benefit hugely with a GTX 570 if you are in the right field.
The 2010 can be outfitted with a pair of X5690x or 5680s too. All without having to sell and buy a new system.
Some configurations are of course Build To Order.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 5:12 AM (in response to The hatter)
The hatter : what is that OWC ? and MPG pro workstation? is that third party solution with Mac pro outer box but different hardware?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 5:21 AM (in response to jayfromhimmatnagar)
I assume you can read through the articles and information on MPG. It is Mac. Plain and simple. Pre-assembled and tested, and BTO processors. Processors are all Intel Xeon and same as Apple though MPG offers a 12-core 3.33GHz option that Apple does not - the highest Intel offers but why not Apple? short-sighted I guess and taking away choice and option.
http://www.macsales.com/memory/macpro - shippng from USA to where you are with the added costs may or may not be as good as buying from Europe and Kingston Memory or elsewhere.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 2:43 AM (in response to jayfromhimmatnagar)
Lion can't run PowerPC Macintosh OS X applications, which many still have a significant investent in. And no upgrade is available.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to jayfromhimmatnagar)
24 Gigs is a nice softspot for 3D work... BTW, I hate to admit it but Maya is horrible on the mac. it's so buggy, the UI has a hard time responding to commands and it's just arghhh!. I've seen pro Maya users get all excited about working on mac only to switch back to PC. I actually run a seprate PC to do Maya work if the project is fairly large. Sometimes I go ahead and just do it on my MP but I cringe everytime when I think about opening it up.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to m.arms)
GTX 570 in MacPro5,1
Twenty minute track videos were being exported to MP4 in a little over real time with my previous Quadro 4000. With the GTX they exported in half real time.