Why Mac pro is better & more expensive than IMac?!

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November 30

can you advice me on this:
tell me which one is more practical and powerful for 3D rendering and animation?!  why?!
and why Mac pro is more expensive than IMac?! even though numbers in IMac are higher than Mac pro.......
IMac:
          - 27-inch      
          - 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
          - 16GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x4GB
          - 2TB Serial ATA Drive
          - AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5
or
Mac pro:
Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” (12 cores)
12GB (6X2GB)
2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
One 18x SuperDrive

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Apparently you don't fathom or realize what I said:
Better value: Mac Pro 6-core 3.33GHz. You can buy base and throw in W3680.
You can buy a single 6-core like that from Apple and pay $900 more.
I do not recommend 12-core.
I do not recommend the slower 2.66 processor
I do recommend avoiding the 2009 model.
Better off starting with the 2.8 4-core and go from there.
Ivy Bridge socket LGA2011 will have a lot of other features making them the "to die for" but no one knows and I for one would not want to be on cutting edge with any chipset or new revision. Seriously, Apple has always had issues with first silicon whether 2011 MBP or iMac or 2008/2009 Mac Pro. And always takes a couple OS updates. And then things break. And then software has to catch up.
A slower 12-core is not going to future proof. It is going to cost more and not deliver.
For last year we've all been seeing and saying 6 x 3.33.
why I sent you link to MPG site.

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