So a week ago my old dual 1.8 g5 mac died. I briefly panicked and didnt know what to do. Called a dealer and was told that HDX was coming at AES. Now Im on the search for a new mac that in time, most likely will house the HDX PCIe card, and PT10HD. Because of the very steep crossgrade price, Im forced to cut the costs where I can. I was wondering if any of you are running Protools HD (maybe 9?) on a quad core mac (2010 model), with either HD Accel cards or Natively, and if you find it to have enough juice for non dsp tasks, RTAS plugs and so on. Also of it is playing along nicely, together with PT. 8 core users, and everybody else, are most welcome to chime in with their knowledge too.
Im uncertain if a quad will have enough power, to playback surround sesions, edits, automation and have a bunch of native plugs inserted etc.