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2,1 to 5,1 Real World Difference?

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So, you can see in my signature the specs of my current Mac Pro 2,1 (upgraded 1,1) that I absolutely love and have poured a lot of time and money into over the years. In short: Dual x5365, SSD for boot, AMD 7950, USB 3.0 Card, 16gb Ram; basically every upgrade you can make to this awesome machine.

Every once and a while, I'm on the lookout for a good deal on a good genuine 5,1 2012 (so it's as new as possible) dual 3.33 or 3.46 as an upgrade. My plan would be to not pay any attention to any upgrades besides of course the processors and maybe RAM as I would just bring over the AMD 7950, hard drives, and USB 3.0 card as all would still be compatible.

My question is, do you think I would really feel any difference in day to day snappiness if I were to ever pull the trigger? I do some audio editing, GarageBand, and gaming under Windows 7, all of which my current machine mostly handles fine. This all in addition to the normal web browsing and video watching.

However, every day my current MP gets older and, as much as I love it, it is a machine locked in time with El Capitan (which is fine). I'm sure the 5,1 will soon be stuck in time too, but prices can be quite good and a dual 3.46 is still an amazing machine today. I love the MP form factor, especially it's flexibility as I use lots of storage, and it perfectly fits my needs.

But again, in your experience, would I really feel much difference in what I do? Would gaming be much noticeably faster and enhanced with the better processors even with the same 7950?

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

 
Date: Jan 12, 2018   


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