2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 21, 2013 12:49 AM by BitterCreek
JSBillian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am interested in purchasing a powerful computer with great performance. I was wondering how the Mac Pro processors compare to the 6-core Intel i7 3930K. Please share your thoughts.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • 1. Re: How do the Mac Pro processors compare?
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    The 3930 is 2nd generation i7

     

    The  Mac Pro uses Nehalem / Westmere is 1st generation but they are not desktop "i7" series

     

    I would expect Intel to have Ivy Bridge Xeon in the next 6 months and have to see what Apple does.

     

    So you can pick up 4-core 2010 and do your own with $900 W3690

     

    Intel® Processors

     

    The Apple Store Special $1819 4-core 2.8 is the base from 2010, bought new and comes with 4-core 3.2GHz

  • 2. Re: How do the Mac Pro processors compare?
    BitterCreek Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)

    The hatter wrote:


    I would expect Intel to have Ivy Bridge Xeon in the next 6 months and have to see what Apple does.

    You have no factual information on which to base that opinion. Ivy Bridge-EP will not launch until Q3 2013.