Xcode 5 vs rMBP, is 16GB Ram overkill?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Aster007, May 14, 2014.

  1. Aster007 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello Guys,

    I am still considering buying rMBP 15 I was wondering, do you think that for Xcode programming is 16 GB an overkill?

    Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Definitely is over-kill if that's basically the only app you'll be running.
     
  3. goMac macrumors 603

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    Depends what you are doing with Xcode and if you're running any other apps at the same time. In my experience, it is not necessarily overkill. Machines I use with 8 gigs of RAM for development can start paging pretty quickly if I'm not gentle with them.
     

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