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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by asp30deuce, Dec 3, 2010.
Is there any chance the upcoming Sandy Bridge i7 MBP lineup could support 16gb of DDR3 memory?
Only apple knows
8GB modules aren't widely available yet so it wouldn't really matter. I've seen couple 8GB modules but two of those were more than 2000$
I was thinking they could add 2 more DIMM slots so you wouldn't have to use 8gig sticks of RAM
how come the current i7 doesn't support 16gb?
Apple could do many things but usually they don't. Two slots is the standard for laptops, only very few have more. Very unlikely that we will see more
Maybe Intel didn't see need for it since most laptops have only 2 slots
sure its not just a "fake" limit set in place by apple, like on the mac pro?
That's what it says on Intel's site.
I made a thread about this awhile ago so I even emailed Intel and asked and the result I got was 8GB, even though some laptops have more (as I said in the thread).
A coworker of mine just picked up a Dell laptop that has 16gig (4 slots) in it. It's thick as hell, but with Apple's design I'm sure 4 slots would squeeze in somehow. One day I guess.....
16 GB and I wouldn't have to turn anything off!!!! I could run 22 - 23 full dashboards, a billion work applications and a crapload of games yippee!!!
Sigh, one day...
Realistically though, I don't think any of the demands of most normal users will necessitate the use of 16 GB. It's when you start to get to the professional/server level that this is the case - and they likely have a desktop to work on as well.
Man 95% of these people asking this question don't even need 8gigs of ram.
Exactly. Anything that demands that amount of memory typically will demand more processing power than a mobile i7 to be worthwhile. Plus as you said, pros typically have a desktop to work on as well.
bah, i eat up my 8GB in a few hours..
I can eat up 8gigs withing a min. of starting up my development environment.