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Choosing a used Mac Pro to run FCP X

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Nov 26, 2012 3:35 PM

I have a chance to purchase one of two used Mac Pro's, which I'll be using to run FCP X and Compressor 4. Choice 1 is a a 2.8GHz 8 Core 2008. Choice 2 is a 4 Core 2.66GHz from 2009. Looking at benchmarks from, the 2008 machine is faster than the 2009 machine. However, would FCP X run better on the 2009 Mac Pro on account of it's more advanced architecture?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 12 GB RAM


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