Do you have a 2009 or 2010 Mac Pro that you wish were faster?
A killer upgrade is going from the 4-core 2.8 GHz Mac Pro to a 6-core 3.46 GHz Mac Pro for about $1549— that’s 2 more CPU cores and a 23% faster CPU.
Then let the CPU do its job by upgrading to an MPG Pro Workstation.
You can get the 2.8 GHz Mac Pro refurbished for about $2119.
Availability for fastest speeds as of mid May, 2011. Not all possibilities shown, see the OWC CPU upgrade page.
|2.8GHz 4-core||12-core up to 3.46 GHz
8-core up to 2.66 GHz
4/6core up to 3.46 GHz
|Most cost effective way to upgrade.|
|3.2GHz 4-core||same options as above||Better to upgrade the 2.8GHz model for lower cost|
|2.4Ghz 8-core||12-core up to 3.46GHz||Reasonable total cost.|
|3.33Ghz 6-core||12-core up to 3.46GHz||Not cost efficient, but can be done.|
|12-core||12-core up to 3.46 GHz||Not cost efficient, but can be done.|
2009 models also
The 2009 Mac Pro models can also be upgraded, even from single CPU to dual CPU. Anyone with an 8-core 2.26GHz 2009 Mac Pro will find that an attractive proposition.