Should I upgrade my mac pro

Hello Cubase forum,

I’ve been offered a 2010 5th generation Mac pro with a single quad core 2.8 ghz processor and 5 gigs of ram. Currently I am using a 2007 2nd generation 8 core Mac pro with 8 gigs of ram. Should I upgrade? Will I notice much of a performance improvement considering my current Mac pro has 8 cores and the new one will only have 4.

Thanks

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There is not much difference between the two machines as far as audio and CPU power go. Your current machine is better in some ways.

Have a look at this comparison chart at Everymac.com:
http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-comparison-chart/?compare=all-intel-macs&highlight=0&prod1=MacPro004&prod2=MacPro015&prod3=MacPro036

Thanks for the replies. I might just wait for a more powerful Mac pro or else I’m considering possibly building a pc desktop.

Building is a great solution. Very flexible, and economical.

Build!
So easy and cheaper.
Apple is out on pro marked.

No not a PC, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO :frowning: