New 2016 MacBook Pro's - 16GB RAM?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sparkie7, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2008
    What, 16GB RAM is the max? No 32GB RAM option??
    --- Post Merged, Nov 1, 2016 ---
    I found this...

    The true reason behind the lack of 32gb or ddr4 is intel. Skylake does not support LPDDR4 (LP for low power) ram. Kabylake is set to include support, but only for the U category of chips. So no LPDDR4 support for mobile until 2018 I think.
  2. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
  3. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2011
    LPDDR4 is indeed not supported by Skylake chips, but by using LPDDR3 instead, Apple could have still put 32 GB in its notebooks or not? Regardless of the optimal battery life argument, that is.
  4. NJRonbo macrumors 68020

    Jan 10, 2007
    32GB ram is coming in late 2017. Just announced today.

    Oh...prices dropping too. :mad:
  5. spacebro Suspended

    Oct 1, 2015
    You can't make a thinner computer without gimping performance in some way. Not having a lot of ram still lets you have a powerful computer, you just can't do too many things at the same time. Apple can't be relied on to maintain any product line, it will always be thinner and less performance.

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