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Re: 8 core or 12 core?

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: 8 core or 12 core?
on Feb 6, 2014 at 5:17:20 pm

[Erik Lindahl] "Price / performance I think the 6-core probably beats the 8-core but on the 8-core you have similar performance in most tasks and decent multithreaded tasks should be upwards 25% faster."

Thanks so much Erik. The barefeats tests are what's most confusing to me, but there early isn't a straight comparison of 6 ,8, and 12 cores with either D700 or D500 in all of them. But the 6 core D500 is faster than the 12core D700 in the tests they performed with FCPX/Motion. I never use the water pane effect, so I don't really know what those tests mean to me.

Anandtech's review only had a 12 core.

I need a jack of all trades machine, meaning it needs to do a little of everything (GPU/CPU/Both) and it sounds like the 8 core might be the best bet, although I'm sure the 12 core isn't a slow machine and should hopefully be faster than our dusty cheese graters. As time goes on, and perhaps programs get updated for the newer Mac hardware, maybe the 12 core will be the better long term investment? Am I just lying to myself with that statement? I'm torn, and actually stymied. I have been sitting on this purchase for three weeks.


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