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Old 04-06-2010, 02:38 PM
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Default 2009 Quad or 2009 8-Core Nehalem?

hi!

a friend of mine will buy a new mac pro for his HD3.

i read somewhere, that the 8-core has some problems with PTHD, where hyperthreading is the main problem.

so which is recommended?

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Old 04-06-2010, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: 2009 Quad or 2009 8-Core Nehalem?

Not sure about the hyperthreading but you might want to hold off the purchase if possible-The macpro is due a refresh right about now so you could either wait and get the bleeding edge of speed (obviously digi/avid blah blah blah will take their time to officially qualify it) or get a great deal on the older model
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:42 PM
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Default Re: 2009 Quad or 2009 8-Core Nehalem?

There's supposed to be an announcement from Apple about the Iphone 4.0 this Thursday. Many times when they announce updates to one product, they update a few others as well. Combined with the fact that the NAB convention starts next week, this is a very good time for them to announce new products (and considering the Mac Pros are updated about once a year, the last time being ... about 1 year ago).
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Go Here (Half way down page) :
http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:31 PM
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Default Re: 2009 Quad or 2009 8-Core Nehalem?

he needs that machine now.

rumours say, it´s "by june", so that´s a long wait. besides that, the hexacore will cost more.

and while PTHD isn´t perfectly programmed for quad/octo by now, why go hexacore?

a plugin comparison quad vs. octo would be nice.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: 2009 Quad or 2009 8-Core Nehalem?

upgraded my HD6 from a G5 to a new 8 core 2.26 and magma chasis 2 months ago. ROCK SOLID with Snow leopard! Actually, I couldn't imagine ever needing more computer power for making records, between the RTAS power, 72 I/O channels and my 6 cards it is ridiculous...the 8 core base model is screaming fast.

The advantage to the 8 core is process strings and RAM. Don't get fooled by the higher speed of a quad. good luck!
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:43 PM
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upgraded my HD6 from a G5 to a new 8 core 2.26 and magma chasis 2 months ago. ROCK SOLID with Snow leopard! Actually, I couldn't imagine ever needing more computer power for making records, between the RTAS power, 72 I/O channels and my 6 cards it is ridiculous...the 8 core base model is screaming fast.

The advantage to the 8 core is process strings and RAM. Don't get fooled by the higher speed of a quad. good luck!
I'm running a similar setup as above (HD 6), but with the 2.93 Quad...with same results...absolutely rock solid, never crashes, and haven't seen a single DSP shuffle since using this machine. Running latest PT version.
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I'm running a similar setup as above (HD 6), but with the 2.93 Quad...with same results...absolutely rock solid, never crashes, and haven't seen a single DSP shuffle since using this machine. Running latest PT version.
Ditto. See my setup info below. Rock solid and reliable.
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attention!

i´m talking about the 2009 nehalem 8-cores! there are big differences between the 2008 harpertown and the 2009 nehalem in architecture.

some of you have the 2008 Harpertown, which i read somewhere, are more poweful/stable with PTHD than the Nehalem (at the moment)

as i wrote, a direct comparison of 2009 quad and 2009 8-core is the interesting part.
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