15" pb ram difference

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by higgs, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. higgs macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2003
    With apple updating the ram to ddr, how big of a difference will that make in performance between the sdram?
  2. Sakino macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2003
  3. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Not much because what apple really did was in *lam-o terms* fake the DDR, apple really doesn't do a great job adding DDR so they don't add total support (lack of preformance) but it does show.

    DDR is better than SD for many factors, such as it is DDR!
    hehe, nah it is better.
  4. Sakino macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Would you say its a good enough reason to wait around for the 15 inch pb then?
  5. MacBandit macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    Just look at the XBench reports showing ram speed. It makes quite a difference. Especially the added bus speed. Also remember the system bus allows DMA(Direct Memmory Access) to many important subsystems i.e. video, hard drive, etc..
  6. Sakino macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Its just been eatting me a live because i really dont feel like waiting for a new pb, but at the same time i want the best of the best.
  7. benixau macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    sakino, if you want the best of the best the you will be waiting forever.

    but, in this case i would wait until they release the new powerbooks. the new pbs have this weird thing called airport reception :)
  8. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    better airport reception...thats worth waiting for in my book. ;)

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