Mac Pros can use 96GB of RAM

mulo

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not gonna go for it, but the simple answer as to what its going to get used for is rendering, optimum rendering conditions requires at least 3GB ram for each thread on the CPU, so if you have a simple quad core, your already looking at 24GB ram.
a 12 core this way requires 72GB ram
 

Tucom

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Boggles the mind that there now can be more RAM in a system that what many Windows PCs shipped with in terms of HDD space :eek:


Thanks for that rendering info, anyone else have any contributions?
 

Elisha

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Boggles the mind that there now can be more RAM in a system that what many Windows PCs shipped with in terms of HDD space :eek:


Thanks for that rendering info, anyone else have any contributions?
What Windows machine ships with less than a 250gb hard drive? Only Macs ship with smaller capacity drives!
 

chrfr

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Boggles the mind that there now can be more RAM in a system that what many Windows PCs shipped with in terms of HDD space :eek:


Thanks for that rendering info, anyone else have any contributions?
Lots of Macs shipped with far less storage than that, too.
 

FluJunkie

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Anyone gonna for it, and if so, please elaborate as to what exactly will be using all that RAM? :eek:
Several programs I use load their datasets into RAM for swift access, and getting them not to is...tiresome.

Work I've done has actually at one point *killed* a 96GB machine - I had to terminate the job because it was running out of memory, and work on a new solution.
 

accessoriesguy

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ugh too limited, need even more RAM than this! :rolleyes:

This is of course util for servers, who handle multiple user accounts. major tech firms, provide powerful servers, which multiple workers sign into and use to get their work done. Such as 3D development and etc.

For the average user, this is of course for awesomeness rights! :D
 

Tucom

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SPAM!

Haha, I kid. Always good for getting deals, thanks.


I was refering to not too long ago many Windows machines (and probably some Macs too) shipped with 40-80GB HDD's as standard. So yeah, mind boggling much right? :eek:
 

Elisha

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I was refering to not too long ago many Windows machines (and probably some Macs too) shipped with 40-80GB HDD's as standard. So yeah, mind boggling much right? :eek:
Macs are the ones that offer the smaller drives. Windows machines always offered at least 50% more capacity even for the most basic machines unless you are referring to netbooks!

When I got my macbook in late 2006, it came with either 60Gb for the basic, 80Gb for next model up and 120Gb if I paid an extra $250 to get the black model!

The Gateway and Sony models under 1k were coming with 160-250Gb drives even back then!
 

Tucom

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Yeah some machines had higher capacity drives, but back in 05, 06, and especially around 2003-4, 256MB for RAM was the starting point yet now we have machines, desktop machines, that can have more RAM than many people use HDD space.


I wonder if it'll ever get to the point where computers ship with 32gb+ RAM as default, just for basic useage. I think it will, but if and when is the question I think? Thoughts?
 

toxic

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someone should try running OS X off a RAM disk. 96 GB is plenty of space... :rolleyes:
 

ForI

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Boggles the mind that there now can be more RAM in a system that what many Windows PCs shipped with in terms of HDD space :eek:
Tell that to my Mac Classic and its 20MB hard drive, or my old AT&T PC6300 with its 5MB half-height 5.25" hard rive.
 

Tucom

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Tell that to my Mac Classic and its 20MB hard drive, or my old AT&T PC6300 with its 5MB half-height 5.25" hard rive.
Hahaha a Classic, classic, though I must have missed the Mac Classic debut in 2004 when I bought my eMachines (still kicking, solid machines) with a 60GB HDD :rolleyes: :D

Props on the Mac Classic, how's Crysis on it?
 

Lone Deranger

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The bigger news is how fast these prices are dropping. On the 1st of June 2011 when that Blog entry was first made, the price was $3199. Now, less than two months later the price has dropped to $2499. :eek:
 

alphaod

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What Windows machine ships with less than a 250gb hard drive? Only Macs ship with smaller capacity drives!
The machines at my workplaces ship in with 160GB drives; it's really all that's needed since you're only suppose to have so much stuff stored locally.
 

Elisha

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The machines at my workplaces ship in with 160GB drives; it's really all that's needed since you're only suppose to have so much stuff stored locally.
That's not the point. Overcharging for 1/3 of the current market capacity is! Especially when it comes to the non Pro machines that is more of a hassle to upgrade internal components!
 
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