It would be fun to have the coolest, fastest new machine, but that isn't my reason for buying a new computer.
Well..I guess not all agree about that
Well I find it personally silly that people even in the pro market considering to buy these small portable form factors... because of the form factor and heat issue they are forced to underclock the cpus a full tower chassis with a big cpu cooler however would unlocks the cpus full potential.
I just find it stupid how one can priortize the form factor, but obviously Apple do, and they call that innovation, laptops has been around since the 80s it is nothing new and innovative to use underclocked cpus to make them work in a portable form factor, there is a reason why full towers exist, it is because they unlock the true potential of the computers units... and the physical laws of heat prevents us to unlock this full potential in portable form factor.
People see it as innovation, wow we can fit so much performance in such a portable form factor, but it is in reality counterproductive, what they are doing is they are walking backwards when it comes to performance.
Well I guess the world is becoming more and more superficial, which explains the need to for small and stylish form factors. As long as there is a need for more cpu power I will never ever give in to this superficial behavior and priotize a portable and stylish form factor before raw computer performance.
I will never choose a underclocked portable mac then a overclocked PC as it is now...cause I need every % of cpu power I can get... it leaves no room for
stylish form factor and portability.
But I do not like because of it has a unique form factor that it should be " coolest, fastest new machine" it is just wrong...
as I said it is true that Apple for now have monopoly of the CPUs in the mac pro but it will not take long until they are released to the full market.
And to be honest, 12 cores is mostly useful when rendering. Or if you
use many tracks.
For VSTs and VISTis still MHZ is more important then the amount of cores this is a fact. Yeah So I would not be totally crazy just because it is 12 cores, if you render a lot or if render time is very important... then sure..12 cores will be amazing for you.