I’m looking at the specs for the new Mac Pros, and I need a little help understanding the details. Primarily:
a) Are the dual-core 2.66 GHz Intel Xeon processors on the new Mac Pro as fast/powerful as (or faster/more powerful than), say, a Core 2 Duo processor of equivalent speed?
b) Does having two dual-core processors in the Mac Pro make it speedier/more powerful in gaming situations?
c) The Mac can run more than one video card, but can they be run in SLI Mode, or is it simply one card per monitor?
Basically I’m wondering, theoretically, if I’m planning to do an upgrade in the reasonably near future with the intent of having a Windows box, if I should pay the price premium for the Mac Pro, or stick with a dedicated Windows box (remember that I have a Mac already — I’m typing on it now).
Your thoughts are appreciated.