Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jan 2008 11:57 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Benchmarks "Earlier this week Apple released updated Mac Pros that use Intel's new Penryn processors. Also new is the fact that the standard Mac Pro configuration now comes with eight (instead of four) cores. Of course, what I've been wondering (as I sit here and think about getting a new Mac Pro) is how does the new standard eight-core Mac Pro perform compared to the old high-end Mac Pro? I've gathered Geekbench 2 results for both Mac Pros to find out."
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by Joe User on Fri 11th Jan 2008 14:58 UTC
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For me, 2 core, 4 core or 8 core doesn't make a difference. HOWEVER, I'd like these hardware corporations to make boot FASTER. When I start my computer, I have to wait 30 seconds before I can work. On the other hand, when I switch on a cell phone, it takes...A second. I know the BIOS needs to check all hardware, then the OS needs to load, etc... But still, there are ways to make it much faster (ie: assume no HW has changed, don't check HW changes unless the user asks for it, keep the OS in some sort of non-volatile RAM, etc...).

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