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Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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Are you spec'ng computers for Pixar?
by nt_jerkface on Sat 18th Sep 2010 00:32 UTC in reply to "The Apple Tax"
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Going past 4 cores is just dick waving in 99.9% of cases.

The fact that the $5k 12 core Mac only comes with 1gb of video ram shows that they are not targeting professionals with it. If any desktop user could max out a desktop with 12 cores it would be a 3D designer who at that level would expect to have a 2gb gpu.

That computer exists to milk the guy who thinks that 12 cores = a bazillion times faster even though his programs already load instantly and he rarely maxes 2 cores when using Photoshop.

Mac Pros are just plain overpriced and this is especially true if you build your own. A freaking phenom 6 core is only 200 dollars at newegg and you can put it in a case that comes in more than one color.

But Apple knows how to milk their customers, I really have to hand it to them.

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I spec'd such high end machines because I figured that, as in the past, the higher end machines would show a greater price disparity.

As for getting Phenoms, Xeons outperform them by a healthy margine, though their cost is much, much higher than the performance disparity would normally suggest. If I remember right, Phenoms also don't support ECC, which is desirable (though not necesary) in a workstation.

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