nowadays I´ve a mac pro with two Hapertown processors 2,8 Ghz, 4Gb ram and GeForce 8800 GT graphic card. My work is focused in postproduction video workflow and I´m thinking upgrade ram, maybe 12Gb more.
Is a good idea, or maybe I should update my workstation for a Westmere or Nehalem??
Do you think that if I increase the ram I can stand a few more years with my current machine?
Re: It's time to update my mac? by John Davidson on Jan 22, 2011 at 12:58:54 am
If you want to make your current mac a screamer, get a least 16 gigs of RAM. If you want to go even farther, swap out the OS hard drive with a 500 gig SSD. OWC (Macsales.com) can hook you up with both. We got the new 12 cores and they're great, but our Hapertown 8 core is still rock solid with 16 gigs of ram.
The 12 cores only rock for apps that take advantage of them - which means FCS3 doesn't really a difference. CS5 is supposed to be faster, but I don't really notice much of a difference.
Thanks John, I was looking the new 12 cores machines but....... very expensive for my actual budget and the soft that I use don´t take advantage therefore I´ll buy extra ram for my Hapertowns future screamers! :)