Ivy bridge ram speed.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sk8r1230, May 15, 2012.

  1. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2010
    Anyone know what ivy bridge can handle as far as ram speed? 1600+? Any thoughts on what apple will ship it with?
  2. Southernboyj, May 15, 2012
    Last edited: May 15, 2012

    Southernboyj macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    A friend of mine just upgraded to an i7 Ivy Bridge (talking about a Windows PC)

    And the ram he used is 2400.

    EDIT: It supports up to 2800.
  3. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Officially IB supports up to 2133Mhz and in-officially pretty much anything.
    Yet I doubt it will ship with anything faster than 1600.
    On the CPU side anything past 1333 is pretty much wasted energy even for the Quads in 95% of all workloads.
    Only the GPU likes bandwidth up to 1866 quite a lot, but that really only matters for the Dual Core ones without dedicated GPUs. Given that 1866 needs a bit more power and costs more it is doubtful to make it in either the small 13"(because of cost and power waste) nor the 15"(because of power waste).
    1600 DDR3L is the best they could do. Even 1333 1.25V LV wouldn't be a bad idea in the thin Air. There are no LV 1866Mhz modules available yet afaik.

    Soon you can probably upgrade them with even 2133Mhz modules. They will probably be available before the world ends in december.
  4. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    It will ship with 1600 MHz RAM.

    Mr X

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