8GB Ram limit and CPU speed comparison

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pierino84, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. pierino84 macrumors member

    pierino84

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    Hello people! So:
    1) the updated non retina 15" macbook pro still has the 8gb RAM limit, hasn't it?
    2) is the 2.6 GHz quad core chip the same for both retina and non retina MBPs? Same speed and thermal design power?
    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    The regular 13" and 15" can take and use 16Gb of ram, just like the two past models. Apple just doesn't want to sell that as an option as it'll cut into the new Macbook Pro's market a bit.
     
  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    1) yes and no. Apple only offers up to 8 GB for that model, but you can put 16 GB in there if you buy from a third party RAM vendor. The same is true for most (all?) of the 2011 models

    2) it is the same chip, but we have yet to see whether they will be equally fast... the one on the retina MBP might be downclocked a bit ;)
     
  4. pierino84 thread starter macrumors member

    pierino84

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    Thanks guys for the clarifications. I'll definitively buy the non retina MBP, then in the future I will add more memory (Amazon is giving away RAM at great prices, just bought 8gb kingston ddr3 1066 for 40€!!) and an optical bay for a nice OWC SSD.
     

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