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Apple Mac Pro 8-Core
5.9 out of 10

Apple Mac Pro 8-Core

Two 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” processors 6GB (s Read more

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Overall 7

Apple Mac Pro (8-Core)

PC Magazine
9 July 2010
  • Conclusion: The Apple Mac Pro (8-Core) is the performance dream PC of the creative professional. If you get one, just make sure you have programs that will take advantage of the extra power.
  • Pros: Easy expansion. Eight-core power. High-end graphics. Looks like the old Mac Pros, so co-workers won't get jealous.
  • Cons: Performance boost isn't as impressive on day-to-day tasks as you'd think. Big and bulky. Windows performance outpaces Mac OS X performance on the same task. Only 90 days of phone tech support.
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Overall 9

World exclusive: Apple's 8-core Mac Pro review

Digital Arts
9 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Apple is a late entrant into the 8-core workstation market -- we reviewed the first model with two quad-core Xeons back in November -- but its new Mac Pro will be of great interest to pro creative working on high-end 3D and video projects.
  • Pros: Faster than other 8-core systems. Low price. Well-designed case.
  • Cons: Lack of pro-level 3D card options.
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