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Old 05-17-2019, 03:03 PM
bartosz idzi bartosz idzi is offline
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Default Re: 2019.5 Ultimate on a Mac Pro 5,1

Originally Posted by SDDP View Post

Would it be worth it and how much of an improvement would I get if I upgrade my CPU to a 3.46GHz and to 6 x 8GB ram @ 1333Mhz?
Yes, it is worth it. I upgraded from baseline dual 2,26 GHz Xeon config to 2 x 3,46 X5690 processors and the difference is huge. Even with PT2018 my computer gained a new lease of blood, so to say, BUT! - what you need to consider is - that these most powerful CPU's produce a lot of heat, so your fans may ramp up and the workstation will start to get much noisier than before. You can control your fans and watch temperatures with MacsFanControl software.

The smart compromise is not to get the fastest 130W X5690 xeons, (they are also much more expensive) but slightly lower clocked ones, like for example 95W X5675, they should be much quieter. A lot of useful info here:

Tons of memory are of course good for disk cache. Especially if you use network shares and sound for picture.
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