New MBP-what happened Robson Flash & 800mhz memory?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Emrtr4, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Emrtr4 macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2006
    I have noticed that nothing has been said about the lack of Robson flash memory built into the new MBPs, is this something that Intel is now not implementing into Santa Rosa?

    Also, what the hell happened to 800 mhz memory, according to Apples website it is still 667...

    Otherwise I am liking the other upgrades a lot, better resolution on the 17inch is LONG over due, as are the LED displays. Loving the 4 gigs of RAM and a switch to far superior Nvidia graphics cards as well.
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    800mhz memory modules do not yet exist for laptops...

    Apple is using mystery tech?

    And what the hell does a Macintosh user want with Robson flash? Like Macintoshs run with a OS superior enough to utilise it.
  3. LeviG macrumors 65816

    Nov 6, 2006
    Norfolk, UK
    kingston actually do 800mhz so dimms at upto 1GB size :)
  4. SWC macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004
    Doesn't matter who if anyone makes the memory the chipset doesn't support it.
  5. chex macrumors regular

    May 17, 2007
    the chipset does support it.

    I doubt we'll see Robson flash until Leopard.
  6. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Santa Rosa supports 800MHz RAM, though availability is limited for now.

    Robson probably at the next update.
  7. ibell63 macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2007
    So, If I buy a MBP now, will Leopard update the firmware or somthing so I can use the Robson Cache? Is the robson cache actually embedded in the chipset?
  8. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    Nope, they come on separate modules.

    The MBP is probably too crammed packed inside for Apple to include something that they cannot put on the advertisement flyers.
  9. SWC macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004
    Nope and....

    DDR2 667
  10. Butthead macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2006
    Well maybe you're wrong, and Intel's old specs didn't account for 800Mhz DDR2 SODIMM coming onto the market as quickly as they did. It could be that 800Mhz is supported, just that spec's at the time Santa Rosa was being implemented didn't show this, because other than Transcend, no companies has 800Mhz available. Read the linked forum discussion about the T61 using 800Mhz DDR2 SODIMM in my MR post here

    newegg lists a 160GB hybrid NAND flash notebook drive from Samsung. I expect anandtech to do a follow up to their article, which MR Admin's failed to emphasize, did not test the 'ReadyDrive' portion of Robson, just the ReadyBoost.

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