Well, the 64 Gig thingy would have been nice from a musicians point of view, my Sampler will get an update this spring and could use that, then again, it is a pretty special application and I would also think for most photographers 16 Gig are plenty.
The performance advantage of the new line up, I look forward to your friends impressions Jack, I would guestimate a region of 20%, if at all, and yeah, given the prices for the new RAM, well... LOL screw that!
I would have thought they bring eSATA on board as well, strange thing. All in all, I guess we will be quite happy to use our current 8 core setups, the advantages of the new line up are obvious, but they do not outperform the current machines significantly I would think.
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