2012 Mac Pro 24 or 32gb RAM?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TM(tm), Jun 22, 2012.

  1. TM(tm) macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I recently purchased a 2012 3.33 Hex Core Mac Pro.

    I know that the newer pros ship with three sticks of ram, but would I see a larger benefit with a matching set of three sticks of 24, or four sticks of 32?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Even if you don't use the extra 8GB, the bandwidth and latency gains from just having 3 are minimal in real world performance. Get the capacity you want/need.
     
  3. peabo macrumors regular

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  4. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

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    Or 64, 96 or 128 GB ;)
     
  5. peabo macrumors regular

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    Not on a SP machine!
     
  6. TM(tm) thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys,

    I'll think I'll be just fine with 32 for several years. ;)
     
  7. -hh macrumors 68020

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    I went with 24.

    My thoughts weren't much about the tiny speed improvement, but simply that my 2009 Mac Pro is doing fine with 24, so I don't believe I have much real need to get 32 in the 2012 machine right now "today".

    In addition, if I do find that I need more RAM, the risk of its price going up is low, so it will more likely be cheaper if I wait 6-24 months.


    -hh
     

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