Mac people running Windows please advise

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  1. WeaponXxX
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    Rendering? I assume you mean playing high graphics intensive games. Or high quality video editing.
    Go build a PC.

    For 2,800, you can do much better. Dunno about the processor though. A PC is a better investment though, cause you could always toss out the old processor if a newer one exists.
     
  3. Salamantis

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    Well of course it would be an improvement. 4 cores compared to 8...
     
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    Hi my name is WeaponXxX....I got a bucket of PCs....my Intel CPU I am working off of right now is worth a 1/3 of the rig in the link. Not worried about cash or value, I need SPEEEEED....I feel the need for SPEEEEEED

    @Salamantis
    Yes 8 Cores is nice...but the real question is do apps need to be optimized for 8 cores?
     
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    Yeah, but he would be running Windows on it. Can he run all 8 cores on it? I doubt Windows will recognize more than 4.
     
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    What proc do you have?
     
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    Can any other Windows user back this up? I'm not too sure about Winblows...

    Because if it's true, then it won't be big improvement.
     
  8. hankchill

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    Apps would need to be optimized for the 8 cores. Currently there's barely anything that will take advantage of even 4, but when 8 core systems become more mainstream, and application developers use them on a regular basis, imagine the power and speed you'd get with video rendering software running at full speed on an 8 core system... It will blow your mind [​IMG]
     
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    Go buy it. Now.

    Two 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core)
    Godly.
     
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    You buy I pay you later?
     
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    You can get more performance with a real PC. Get one of Intel's new boards and 2 QX9775s. If you don't care about cash, that is.....
     
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    if you're just going to run windows on it, there is no point of paying the extra for a mac. i love my mac... but if it wasn't for the OS, i probably wouldn't had bought the hardware. also the OS is definatly best to take advantage of these multicore (and 64-bit) processors, as it is very well optimized to use the 64 bit architecture to it's fullest... where as Win 64-bit OSes (XP or Vista) are lacking lots of native software support, majority of Windows apps are built only with 32-bit platform in mind.
     
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    Let me put it this way, we've talked about this plenty of times for me, I have quite a few dual core rigs and now two Quad cores, 1 regular and one extreme. I am not pleased with the Quad Cores as I feel FORCED to run Vista. Vista still has tons of issues like their media player is broken and a file transfer issue. My 3Gbit per sec drives take seconds to transfer big files on XP but hours on Vista. Both issues have been made aware by Microsoft. I just... well sometime I just want to throw my machine through a window. I originally wanted one bad ass machine for reliability (Outook) but performance to work. I don't think I will achieve that [​IMG]
     
  16. b4nn3d

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    Do you have SP1 + all of the hotfixes?
     
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    Is SP1 Final out yet? Or are you referring to Beta? Cause... I don't think final is out???
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    Just looked and doesn't appear to be out yet [​IMG] Would be nice if I had an OS that ran my expensive hardware properly right out of the box [​IMG]
     
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    The final is out. But the hotfixes fixed just about everything.
     
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    I just went to Windows Updates and its not there? Gotta link?
     
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