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    8 Core Mac Pro released + Cinema Display price cuts!

    8 Core 3GHz Mac Pro: http://www.apple.com/macpro/

    30" Cinema Display is now $1799.-

    Guess I know what I will get in about two weeks.

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    Holycarp. But just consider for a moment: who needs a computer this good? Pretty sure you wouldn't feel much difference between a mid-range and top-range one. Even the bottom-specced ones are about as fast as you could ever need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VENGEANCE MX
    Holycarp.
    Ha ha!

    Quote Originally Posted by VENGEANCE MX
    But just consider for a moment: who needs a computer this good?
    Uh, people who do 3D and HD video/film. Certainly not everyone, but damn, that beast gives me a chubby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAlexC
    Ha ha!
    the 'carp' was intentional.

    Still doubt that anyone would be able to justify such a purchase. Even the biggest animation studios have a budget to keep to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VENGEANCE MX
    Still doubt that anyone would be able to justify such a purchase. Even the biggest animation studios have a budget to keep to.
    Some animation studios have very BIG budgets. You have to look at it in terms of productivity too. If you cut rendering / preview time by a third, look at that exponentially in terms of the number of animators, and the number of projects you can squeeze in during the lifecycle of that hardware.

    Plus, new toys keep the worker bees happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VENGEANCE MX
    Even the bottom-specced ones are about as fast as you could ever need.
    Like 640k of RAM?

    Basicaly I don't need an 8 core machine right now. Thing is that I normaly use the same machine for 3 to 4 years, so it has to be fast enough to run everything that comes out till than. (my current G5 is now a few months older than three years, so it's a good time for an update as even my MacBook is now running faster than my workstation)

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    Quote Originally Posted by VENGEANCE MX
    Holycarp. But just consider for a moment: who needs a computer this good?
    I could still get my work done with a lesser machine but omg the real time scrubbing and ray tracing would be off the hook. This is the first mac in a long time I've actually considered buying. drool.

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    33 Million different configurations? How is that even possible...
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    options^options

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    I just ordered mine- $17,372.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaBe_80z
    I just ordered mine- $17,372.00
    Dude, thats awesome. I wish I had that kind of money to drop on a new PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaBe_80z
    I just ordered mine- $17,372.00
    Are you kidding?

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    I'm waiting for NAB, I'm pretty sure they will announce new displays (37"?) there (for Aperture users). There's a reason for this price drop, I'm sure.

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    37" display? That 30" is a monster.


    Why would Aperture users need 37"?
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    Humans, they can never have enough.

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    I'll take 2.
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    I vote we change Subby's name to mac-sony lakey

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    I take that name if you send me one of those 8 core Macs, a 30" Cinema Display and a Sony STR-DA5200ES A/V receiver. Thank you.

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    I would wait for NAB to see if this is just a "smoke screen" as someone else put it. There are rumors of a possible Final Cut Extreme hardware setup, along with rumors of Apple's interest in the upcoming ATI cards that put your refrigerators power consumption to shame.
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    Awesome. Maybe now I'll pick up a Dual G5 for mad cheap now.

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