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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Good lord!
by kaiwai on Sat 12th Jan 2008 11:32 UTC
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

I find it funny when people go on about boot times - is 30 seconds all that important? are there people here claiming that within the thirty or so seconds wasted they could have completed a HUGE amount of work?

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RE: Good lord!
by Joe User on Sat 12th Jan 2008 14:32 in reply to "Good lord!"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

No, but who likes to wait? What if you had to wait 30 secs for you cell phone to turn on?

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RE[2]: Good lord!
by kaiwai on Sun 13th Jan 2008 01:05 in reply to "RE: Good lord!"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Me? Whilst it is loading I can put a pot of coffee on, have breakfast, read the newspaper - there are lots of things that can be done - unless of course you're unable to multitask.

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