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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RE: Quad Core Laptop
by Dark_Knight on Sat 12th Jan 2008 23:01 UTC in reply to "Quad Core Laptop"
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Quad Core 64-bit capable processors will benefit software used by digital artists such as game designers, compositors, editors, etc. Example Mental Ray used for rendering large amounts of data for film, etc is capable of using multiple processors across a LAN. I currently use Maya with Mental Ray on a MacBook Pro using a Core 2 Duo processor and can clearly see the time saved than using a single core processor. As for the laptop versus desktop question it really depends on the user requirements. I like having the mobility to bring the laptop with me whether for working on a project in my spare time at the cottage or on location (ie: film set). Anyone who multi-tasks several applications at once will benefit from multiple core processors.

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