8GB vs 16GB Ram for 2015 13" rMBP for video editing

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  1. Larrabee213 macrumors regular

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    I have lined up a great deal on a 13" 512GB rMBP. But it has 8GB of RAM. Wanted to grab it since I have a lot of travel coming up.

    I do some weekly work in Final Cut X (using 512GB drive as scratch disk) and record lots of podcasts with Audio Hijack/edit in Adobe Audition.

    How much with the 8gb vs the 16gb impact me?
     
  2. ErnstStavroBlohard macrumors member

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    Keep using the one in your sig. That model with the specs you listed blows away the 13" and the smaller MBP barely makes a difference when traveling.

    But to answer your question, 16 is way better for video editing than 8.
     
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  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It will impact you positively to have 16gb over 8gb but not nearly as much a positive impact as the negative impact from going from a quad core to a dual core wil affect you.
     
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  6. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    THIS is is SO true! When i sold my last MBP (early 2011 i7), i picked up a 13" to see if it could handle PS/LR/etc. It was wicked slow compared to the i7. I then exchanged it for the 2011 iMac 2.5GHZ i am using all these years later.
     

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