Memory....


dspalton

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Thats what i was thinking

Only thing i could think is if there was separate memory assigned to the graphics core?

Dave
 

LanEvo

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I want to think it has 1GB as it is standard with almost all tablets now, and with the new graphics, it will def. use more memory for processing.
 

Jare

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We don't know yet until it comes out so stop asking.
 
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colmaclean

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Maybe they're using iCloud as a virtual memory resource.

After all, given the new screen resolution you can quite literally watch grass grow.
 

ct2k7

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It shouldn't be running 256MB. The OS takes up a good portion a s running apps wouldn't make it any better, worse still, we might see swapping which is not good: the performance of things loading would be annoying. It's be a nightmare for current day iOS developers who upgrade their apps for Retina Display.
 

psonice

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That article is all kinds of wrong. They also claim the CPU is 4x faster, despite it still being dual core A9. If that's true expect it to come with large cooling fans and sound like a rocket ;)

It'll be 1GB. There's no way in hell they've cut the memory in half while running apps that will need a lot more memory for the higher resolution graphics, it'd totally cripple performance. Even 512MB is out, because app graphics will need more memory and also the GPU shares system memory - the screen is 4x bigger, so the memory usage for the GPU is 4x higher too. 512MB isn't enough. It has to be 1GB+, and 2GB or more isn't needed yet, so 1GB it will be.