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Nicole Rust

27 Sep, 2013 04:58 PM

Hi Chris,

We are configuring a new training setup and it's been a while (and a few MWorks upgrades) since we purchased hardware. Aside from getting the second graphics card that you suggested for Lindsey, are there any other issues that we should consider beyond the default Mac Pro Quad-Core package (specs below)?

Thanks!

Nicole

One 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon W3565 processor
Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 3.46GHz
6GB (three 2GB) memory
Advanced Intel microarchitecture
• Integrated memory controller
• 128-bit SSE4 SIMD engine
• 64-bit data paths and registers
• 3.2GHz system: 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
• 3.33GHz system: 1333MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, PCI Express 2.0

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Christopher Sta... on 27 Sep, 2013 06:02 PM

    Christopher Stawarz's Avatar

    Hi Nicole,

    (For some reason, your previous message got marked as spam. Sorry about that.)

    The second graphics card is the only factory upgrade I'd recommend.

    You may also want to add some additional memory (though 6GB isn't a bad starting point). However, that's easy to install yourself and cheaper to buy from a third party, so you could just wait and see if you need it. (I have 12GB from Other World Computing in my Mac Pro, and I've been very happy with it.)

    Cheers,
    Chris

  2. Christopher Stawarz closed this discussion on 18 Oct, 2013 01:48 PM.

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