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Sam Lee
Re: Which (vintage) Mac Pro is faster?
on Mar 30, 2016 at 4:58:47 pm

Nothing lasts forever. All Mac Pros will eventually die out. I have two of the PSU died out on me last several months. Cost for a new PSU is about $300. I don't think it's a worthwhile replacement because for starter the h.264/mp4 encoding is about 10x slower than any of the newer i5 or i7 Macs. The power consumption is 300-500 W vs 90 for Mac Mini and MB Pro. Over a six month period you'll be wasting about $400-500 in power bill vs $150 for the 90W. Looking at the big picture, it's time to get a new Mac (anything w/ i series CPU) with lower power consumption and faster performance.


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