Post 54579

@cgiffard
@peemee As it stands, the 5,1 currently supports Sierra, and remains supported by Apple (for how much longer, I don't know. But even if dropped, will likely see community upgrade hacks for a few more years to come.) @Streakmachine
@Streakmachine
@cgiffard Yup, it's the software that'll be a bit of a pain. But people far more clever than I are hammering away at keeping those old machines running, which is just awesome. I have hope about software support for at least a while longer.

// @peemee
@Streakmachine
@cgiffard Quite so. And with your upgrades, it should kick rump for several years into the future too. @peemee
@peemee
@Streakmachine I checked this 2014 MBA's Geekbench 3 (64-bit) score against that of a 4-core MacPro1,1 with dual 2.66s. The MBA scored higher. @cgiffard
@cgiffard
@Streakmachine I still don't think I'd recommend anybody get less than a 4,1, unless they really don't want to spend much more than a couple of hundred dollars. Unless you already own one, it isn't worth the hassle. @peemee
@Streakmachine
@cgiffard Totally with you on that. The sensible choice would be the 4,1 as a minimum.

To the best of my knowledge, I have never been accused of being sensible. 😂

I'd go for the cheapest and max it out for as little as possible.

// @peemee
@Streakmachine
@peemee Not surprising. If I remember correctly, an upgrade to dual Xeon X5365 at 3.0GHz should put the machine closer to our MacBook Air machines, but beat them a little on L2 cache.

// @cgiffard
@peemee
@Streakmachine Aye, just a little. My 2011 MBP, according to MacTracker, scores the same as the 2.8 Ghz 2010 MacPro. One of the reasons I bought it back then was how it performed against the Pro. 😏 @cgiffard
@peemee
@Streakmachine Bad news. That sounds sensible. @cgiffard
@cgiffard
@peemee @Streakmachine Yeah the Mac Pro I've got now scores on par with a Retina MBP. But not for long!
@cgiffard
@Streakmachine What kind of money would you be prepared to spend? @peemee
@Streakmachine
@peemee Ah, fuuuuu…

// @cgiffard
@Streakmachine
@cgiffard Not sure at this point. Looks like the CPUs are pretty cheap on eBay, and the RAM can be found pretty affordable as well.

I guess the machine itself is the hard thing to find. Not to mention to get my wife to approve of.

// @peemee
@snrkl
@cgiffard I'm thinking of selling my two 10core Xeon 3ghz 10cores with 64GB if anyone is interested...

I'm planning a downsize to a cluster of NUCs when the new ones shop in May...


// @pharsicle @Streakmachine
@snrkl
Intel e5-2690s

//@Streakmachine @cgiffard @pharsicle
@cgiffard
@snrkl @pharsicle @Streakmachine Ah, I really need macOS support unfortunately.
@snrkl
@cgiffard #hackHackHackintosh!! @pharsicle @Streakmachine
@cgiffard
@snrkl I don't have time for that shit (and neither does any of my audio gear.) :P

Well above my PITA threshold. Plus the Mac Pro can be quite a nice machine. @pharsicle @Streakmachine
@cgiffard
@cgiffard (FWIW I have a perfectly good PC already I could've hackintoshed, but I really need the first party support for my audio stuff,) @snrkl @pharsicle @Streakmachine

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