View Full Version : Buying used Mac Pro for LW, how old is ok?

02-18-2014, 01:20 PM

I am going to buy a used Mac Pro for use for Lightwave. What is the oldest year model I should buy? I want to make sure I can have a model that can still be updated with the latest video cards and maybe even swap out the cpu's for new ones.

02-18-2014, 01:56 PM
Personally, I wouldn't recommend pre-Nehalem-based MacPros, and definitely make sure it supports 64-bit firmware.

02-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Nothing less than 6 real cores (12 HT cores) per CPU, & preferably 2 CPUs so 12 real cores (24 HT cores).