All Posts by Date or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
also by Lloyd: diglloyd.com photography and WindInMyFace.com

Thank you for buying via links and ads on this site,
which earn me advertising fees or commissions.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Other World Computing...
B&H Photo...
Amazon
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Capacities up to 56TB and speeds up to 1527MB/s
877-865-7002
Today’s Deal Zone Items... Handpicked deals...
$1798 $1298
SAVE $500

$148 $138
SAVE $10

$1858 $1358
SAVE $500

$1858 $1358
SAVE $500

$3049 $2399
SAVE $650

$3664 $3154
SAVE $510

$4087 $3088
SAVE $1000

$1597 $1297
SAVE $300

$80 $33
SAVE $46

$1898 $1498
SAVE $400

$600 $400
SAVE $200

$240 $175
SAVE $65

$699 $499
SAVE $200

$400 $270
SAVE $130

$1645 $1345
SAVE $300

$2106 $1476
SAVE $630

$1699 $999
SAVE $700

$180 $100
SAVE $80

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$999 $949
SAVE $50

$400 $270
SAVE $130

$1699 $999
SAVE $700

Mac Pro SHOOTOUT: 2010 12-Core 3.33 GHz vs the 2013 8-core 3.3 GHz

Many thanks to Other World Computing for loaning the 8-core 3.3 GHz Mac Pro for testing. I have confirmed with OWC that a CPU upgrade program for the 2013 Mac Pro is in the works, and that pricing will be competitive on higher performance CPUs than Apple offers, indeed there might be savings.

For my own needs, it looks like I’ll be buying and upgrading a 4-core Mac Pro to the 8-core 3.33 GHz (cancelling my prior 6-core 3.5 GHz order most likely, but this is not 100% decided until tomorrow’s testing). If you plan to upgrade the CPU, then it makes sense to get the 4-core with 1TB SSD and D500 or D700 GPUs. OWC will rebate back whatever CPU you start with however.

My thanks also to authorized Apple dealer B&H Photo for loaning the 6-core 3.5 GHz Mac Pro which arrives tomorrow.

Hmmm... buy a Mac Pro at B&H, then ship it to OWC for a CPU upgrade and 64GB memory upgrade and some backup drives and add-ons. Sounds like a smart move for those looking for the strongest performance possible. Stay tuned for an updated MPG Pro Workstation program.

Please buy through the links on this site, and so support the companies making these early tests possible. Other World Computing and links to B&H Photo.

Thank you also for subscribing to my photography publications.

Tests

The first batch of 2013 Mac Pro performance comparisons are now posted. More results will arrive steadily including the 6-core results. Watch this blog.

2013 Mac Pro: converting/importing D800E raw files

Deals Updated Daily at B&H Photo
View all handpicked deals...

Sony HVL-F20M External Flash
$148 $138
SAVE $10

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2020 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__