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Postby Ducasse » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:39 pm

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Re: Finally!!

Postby Ducasse » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:46 pm

Just a modest spec bump... I got excited for a sec. At least they gave them something...
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Re: Finally!!

Postby chris... » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:09 pm

Very modest.

And no thunderbolt or USB3.

However, this means my 2010 system doesn't feel dated - which is nice.
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Re: Finally!!

Postby Poly » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:14 pm

OW... no thunderbolt! Now I can't attach my... er.. well...

At least it's still the most powerful and expandable system of the line.
(for the record, Ivy Bridge apparently is not suited for multiple sockets)
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Re: Finally!!

Postby thedomus » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:00 pm

chris... wrote:

However, this means my 2010 system doesn't feel dated - which is nice.

I was thinking that, except mine's a 2009 EFI'ed to a 2010 with a hex 3.33 for £450, feeling smug about the DIY upgrade at the mo'!
I 'feel' today's update to the MacPro's could be it for that type of PC from Apple... if you want Logic and OSX/iOS think mobile!
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Re: Finally!!

Postby ken long » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:33 pm

really useless spammy thread title.
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Re: Finally!!

Postby Ducasse » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:23 pm

ken long wrote:really useless spammy thread title.
True enough.
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Re: Finally!!

Postby chris... » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:43 pm

Poly wrote:(for the record, Ivy Bridge apparently is not suited for multiple sockets)

AIUI the thought was they might have used the new Xeon E5 chips.
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Re: Finally!!

Postby Pinestreet » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:11 pm

I don't get what you're all getting excited about - this is a slap in the face for macpro users.This is a 2 year old model that's had a minimal chip upgrade - that's it. Most of the macpro crowd are pretty pissed. Rumours have now been spreading around that there will be a E5 chip macpro in 2013 .... but that's ages away. Maybe everyone will have switched to PC by then and then Apple can ligitimately say no one is buying macpros anymore so we stopped production.

What's more, it seems the 17" mac book pro is also going to be dropped.
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Re: Finally!!

Postby desmond » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:28 pm

Pinestreet wrote:Maybe everyone will have switched to PC by then

Yeah, almost every Mac owner I know aspires to move to Windows... :headbang:
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Re: Finally!!

Postby Howdy Doody Time » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:51 pm


Do you think the new macbook pro has cochlear speakers and larynx microphone too? (puke) :bouncy:
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Re: Finally!!

Postby Bossman » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:26 pm

Pinestreet wrote:I don't get what you're all getting excited about - this is a slap in the face for macpro users.This is a 2 year old model that's had a minimal chip upgrade - that's it.


I agree, its not much of an upgrade, but at least it *is* an upgrade and they didn't discontinue it..

I've got a 2008 MacPro which is still very fast and does everything I need it to. I don't think I will need to upgrade it for a least another year or two. :bouncy:
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Re: Finally!!

Postby daedalus » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:46 pm

chris... wrote:
I was thinking that, except mine's a 2009 EFI'ed to a 2010 with a hex 3.33 for £450, feeling smug about the DIY upgrade at the mo'!
I 'feel' today's update to the MacPro's could be it for that type of PC from Apple... if you want Logic and OSX/iOS think mobile!

thedomus: I may be interested in doing the same to my 2009 MacPro some time soon. May ask how/what you did it/used?

On the rest: this, uhm, update is not worth the name and is a slap in the face. It looks to me almost as if Apple was actually ready to discontinue the line, heard the protests from the video editing pros and changed their mind. For how long?

On the other hand, it could also be that they're simply lengthening intervals between updates only for the MacPro, figuring that a well specced machine with plenty of expansion could stand to do without updates for a couple of years, considering the investment. In any case, the iMac will be updated before 2013 for sure. Confusing times.
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Re: Finally!!

Postby Bossman » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:53 pm

just looking at the online Apple Store and they seem to have taken away the 'NEW' icon from the Mac Pro.
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Re: Finally!!

Postby desmond » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:03 pm

Bossman wrote:just looking at the online Apple Store and they seem to have taken away the 'NEW' icon from the Mac Pro.

Yep, they decided it was a little cheeky to shout it was new without any useful changes like TB etc...
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Re: Finally!!

Postby Pinestreet » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:24 pm

I think the thing that bugs people the most about the macpro is the lack of information. How can it be a problem for Apple to tell us they will discontinue or ungrade the macpro if they are not selling that many anyway? Why does it have to come as a leak 2 years after the last release that there's a bigger upgrade coming in 2013. Probably buying a macpro today is going to be fast enough for anything we might want to run on it anyway, but that's not the point. The macpro is still a 2 year old model but still with the same price tag as 2 years ago. And what about warning people the 17" macbook pro is going to be stopped? Why not let those who want to buy them still have the option? I just don't get it...

And of course I don't want to go to pc desmond - the thought sends shivers through me !! :)
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Re: Finally!!

Postby chris... » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:17 pm

Pinestreet wrote:The macpro is still a 2 year old model but still with the same price tag as 2 years ago.

You now get a faster version for what you previously paid for a slower version.
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Re: Finally!!

Postby arkieboy » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:57 am

http://www.reghardware.com/2012/06/14/tim_cook_reveals_great_update_for_mac_pro/

No jam today, but jam promised for tomorrow...

Unless they do a u-turn this should see the mac pro as a supported platform into 2015

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Re: Finally!!

Postby Pinestreet » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:51 pm

great - I have no problem waiting ANOTHER YEAR for a macpro... :headbang:
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Re: Finally!!

Postby thedomus » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:19 pm

Hi Clisma,
I bought a Intel Xeon W3680 3.33 GHz 12MB 6.4GT/s Hex (i7 980X) off ebay (flew in from Shanghai!) and then used a firmware updater from HERE to enable the chip on the 2009 mobo.
If you have a single cpu model its dead easy to swap out, although you will need cpu cleaners/thermal paste (Arctic).
I've also upgraded the GPU to ATI Radeon 5770, put in 1333Mhz RAM from OWC (32GB) and installed OWC's Accelsior SSD PCI card for OS & Projects! (it's expensive but I highly recommend installing one... 700MBs read/write!)
It's interesting that the MacPro hasn't technically changed that much (except CPU, GPU card) since 2009, even the mono!

Good hunting!
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Re: Finally!!

Postby Poly » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:45 pm

My MacPro does what it's supposed to do perfectly. It runs enough virtual instruments and plugins, does not crash etc. I use the mac professionaly on a daily basis in my studio.

And it is a 2006 model!
THAT's 6 YEARS OLD!!
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I can wait for 2013, no problem.

(note: I have to admit the Pro Tools HD|2 DSP helps, and I'll be adding a UAD2 Quad next week)
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