Will the next nmp use the same ram?

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  1. swamyg1 macrumors regular

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    I have 64gb of PC3-14900 1866MHz DDR3 from OWC that I got for a nmp that I sold. I may get another Mac Pro if and when they relaunch it, but I'm assuming it will probably run DDR4 ram... Is that a good assumption?
     
  2. Bubba Satori Suspended

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    Yes, that is a good assumption if there is another Mac Pro.
     
  3. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    At this point, I doubt it....just basing this off the latest nMP rumor.
     
  4. MrAverigeUser macrumors 6502a

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    As prices for RAM are ALWAYS falling it would be better to sell the RAM now if you get a good price for it.
    Maybe you have to wait a longer time for the nMP than you expect it to be..
     
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  6. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    Good advice - sell the 64 GiB that you have.

    If the MP6,1 is updated, it will use incompatible DD4 DRAM.

    (Or maybe DDR5, or DDR6, or... depending on how long before the upgrade.)
     
  7. swamyg1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tips guys, I concur. I will put the ram up on EBay and hope for the best!
     
  8. macpro00 macrumors member

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    what is the latest rumor on MP 6,1? Fall 2016?
     
  9. poematik13, Mar 1, 2016
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    it will use whatever the xeon chipset it uses supports, so check intel's roadmap for an idea.


    I'm expecting something to be announced in June at WWDC. El Capitan betas pointed at evidence of a new device that has 10 ports, could be 10 TB3 ports in USB-C style connectors, replacing the current 6 TB2 and 4 USB 3. Other than that it's possible it could use skylake xeons and AMD polaris GPU's
     
  10. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    I'll go out on a limb and say "by fall 2020".
     
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