We upgraded our demo HD|5/ICON and support HD|3 to the super speed of Mac Pro 8-core 2.8GHz. Both systems got 4GB RAM – which in fact is a bigger benefit to many processes than raw CPU speed. While at it, we even upgraded our office machines to 8-cores so now even our email is faster. Well, not really but a snappy machine never hurts.
If you’re still producing on a G4 or G5, come and see for yourself what a speed monster the Mac Pro is with Pro Tools HD and ICON. It really makes a huge difference when working with the greatest and latest features of Pro Tools like Elastic Audio. Plus it’s just really nice to have a computer that boots faster than your coffee machine.