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Old Mar 6, 2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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Mac pro 2008 8-Core vs 2011 MBP 4-Core

Hello everyone!

I wanted to ask a question pertaining to my curiosity about replacing my current Mac Pro with these new MacBook Pros. My concern is mainly about the Ram. Currently I am using 18GB of the 800-mhz type, and need it for computer rendering. Most of the time, about 14-GB is all I need.

I am wondering that if with 8-GB of the 1333-mhz Ram, would that rival my current 18-GB? Or is capacity much more important than speed?

According to GeekBench, these Quad-Core MBP's benchmarked much higher than my Mac Pro Early 2008, 2.8-GHZ 8-Core. So it would seem that would suffice quite well.

Thank you!
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Old Apr 3, 2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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If you use 14GB of ram, you'll need at least 14GB of ram or will get paging
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Old Apr 3, 2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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You could always get the 4GB base model, and then install after market ram to get 16GB. Although I'd just wait another month or so and get a 2012 model that is rumored to be shipping any time now.
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