Possibility of a new type of RAM in new iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Nihilist101, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Nihilist101 macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2011
    A very hypothetical question here, but what are the chances of a new type of RAM being used in any new iMac apple eventually release?

    I'm at the stage where my MBP is a little bit lacking in grunt for what I want to do but I can probably wait a little longer for an iMac refresh. I understand they both can take the same type of RAM if thats correct? So my plan is max out my RAM on my MBP for now, then wang it in the new iMac when it finally drops.

    I'm not up on my components like I used to be in my PC days, is there a new type of RAM waiting in the wings?
  2. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    I'd say faster RAM in any new iMac.

    If you consider that a new type.
  3. Lancer, Aug 27, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012

    Lancer macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Yeah the Ivy Bridge iMac should use the faster RAM (SO-DIMM DDR3-1600) like in the 2012 MBP. The current iMac has SO-DIMM DDR3-1333.

    I wouldn't buy any RAM right now until the iMac is release as it might have more than current 4Gb in some models, we just don't know the specs until it's released.
  4. marvz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2012
    right, probably 1600MHz

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