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What is the difference between the iMac and Mac Pro? I don't quite understand the processor differences.

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What is the difference between the iMac and Mac Pro? I don't quite understand the processor differences.

 

I can see the tech specs, but what I can I expect in operating differences. I have a Mac book pro, I'm looking for a little more speed/horsepower. I do professional photography with light room and photoshop and it tends to chew up processor and ram. I will sometimes also need to run word/office while developing photos.

 

I am thinking about the new iMac, but I may need to step up to the Mac Pro.

 

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  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (48,110 points)

    There are several important features that make the MacPro worth the extra money IF you need those features.

     

    • PCIe slots, one (or more) of which contains a powerful graphics card that can be upgraded when even more powerful cards are available.

     

    • Upgradeable Large RAM Memory support, and Error Correction Code memory (which fixes single-bit memory errors on-the-fly, and halts the machine if an uncorrectable error occurs).

     

    • Multiple full speed Internal Drive bays.

    Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers

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