Mac pro 2008 8-Core vs 2011 MBP 4-Core

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by klazer, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Portland, OR
    #1
    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!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Graeme43

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    If you use 14GB of ram, you'll need at least 14GB of ram or will get paging :apple:
     
  3. macrumors regular

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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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