Which one?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by carldelain, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. carldelain

    carldelain Active Member

    Sep 3, 2012
    Green Bay, WI
    I'm looking at two different Mac Pros on craigslist. Right now I'm running a 2.3Ghz Dual Core G5 with 6GB RAM.
    I know you can buy the quad core and then always upgrade the ram later, but i'm wondering which one is going to better as it is right now. I use a lot of plugins, and as many as 30-50 tracks in some songs.

    Here are the specs of each:

    2x Xeon Dual Core 2.66GHz
    15GB RAM
    1.5TB+2TB+2x1TB HDDs


    2x Xeon Quad Core 2.66Ghz
    5GB RAM
    300GB HDD

    Both are the 2006 models and both are running OS X Lion

  2. Audiofreek

    Audiofreek Active Member

    Oct 13, 2012
    Prince George,BC,Canada
    Both are 2.66,but one has 8 cores,and the other has 4,so I would go for the 8 core ,becuase it's cheaper for ram and storage than it is for a processor up-grade.Unless you have a line on 2 quad processors for the dual core machine.If you are running alot of VIs,you will need the ram.You don't say which DAW software you are running,and I am assuming you are going to re-mount your audio drive from the G5 into what ever new machine you purchase.

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