11 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2012 3:50 PM by skylarking
skylarking Level 1 (0 points)

Im thinking of upgrading my Mac Pro. I have a 2.1 Mac Pro.


My question is, what configuration of cores (Quad, 8, 12) would work best with the CS6 Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver and Lightroom. etc. I am not 3d rendering as such, more 2D. I would like to learn Final Cut Pro too.


In my understanding I would not be ulitising 12 cores to run inDesign as an example.


I would like to upgrade to the Quad core One 3.33GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere”. I believe this is the "sweet spot" mac for my kind of work. I know there is a possibility of new ones coming out in the June announcement but I am getting info first.


I am a graphic designer, I enjoy the changeability of a Mac Pro so please don't bring iMacs into this. I use these on various jobs and enjoy them as other peoples machines.


I have already installed a 5780 card into my 2.1 Mac so will be transferring this over if needed. Also I will consider an SSD card too.



Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon