Poll: RAM Upgrade rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djmoody, Jun 17, 2012.


RAM on your rMBP

  1. I didn't get one/I just want to vote(Don't affect the distribution)

    6 vote(s)
  2. Base Model - 8GB Ram

    13 vote(s)
  3. Base Model - 16GB Ram

    18 vote(s)
  4. Upgraded Model - 8 GB Ram

    9 vote(s)
  5. Upgraded Model - 16 GB Ram

    23 vote(s)
  1. djmoody macrumors regular

    May 13, 2012
    Just wondering the distribution, thanks for you input.

    Post why you did what you did below?
  2. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

    May 1, 2009
    Base 8GB here. Don't need more; don't foresee needing more; don't see the point in upgrading at higher cost for "peace of mind".
  3. syan48306 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    Went with an upgraded 8gb rmbp. I've been using 8 on my 2011 mbp15 and I find that I rarely come close to using all of it. Unless I fire up VMware or start editing videos do I start to use 4+

    I know I use more than the 220gb (formatted) worth of space so I went with the 512. Maybe I'd use the 16gb of ram maybe not. However, I don't see any performance hit in the next couple years with just 8gb of ram.
  4. ejisfun macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2011
    Went with base model with 16 GB. I don't do anything as processor intensive as video editing, but I work in solidworks quite a bit, which takes a lot of ram. Plus I plan to keep this computer for quite some time, and it seems you run out of ram the quickest as time goes on.
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    The SSD can compensate for the RAM shortage in the future. Same way the Air base 11" does now. The page outs are almost as quick on an SSD as RAM is.
  6. djmoody thread starter macrumors regular

    May 13, 2012
    I kind of just went with it, used the stock upgraded model (2.6,512) and only upgraded the ram. I know a lot of people once they get to that point, want to max it out, but thats about half my summer salary haha(hooray for no family responsibilities as a college student!)
  7. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    Not even close.
  8. djmoody thread starter macrumors regular

    May 13, 2012
    Apparently thats what the Apple "geniuses" are telling customers though.
  9. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    16GB specs in sig. I bounce all over CS6 and on any given day have about 14,000 tabs open. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign—even sometimes After Effects. Also Coda 2, Firefox, Chrome, Safari. It's insane but I'm always troubleshooting stuff in different browsers and working on designs while also managing the business side of things (Office) and my social stuff (Twitter, Trillian, Mail, iMessages, etc). Everything is loaded into different spaces I flick between with my Magic Mouse or I tab through them. I often max out the 8GB, so 16GB should last me until I upgrade again next year to the retina 1680 hi-res model (3360x2100 anyone?) with 32GB ram, six cores, 1024GB SSD running on SATA-12 (non-saturated) at 900MB/s and Thunderbolt 50Gbps spec including power going over MagSafe to the new Retina Thunderbolt Display (which only the 2013 MacBook Pro R-Type supports) using the latest AMD graphics with 2GB dedicated.

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