Mandrake, let's not do the math on the money part, the number is a bit scary.
Mandrake wrote:Finally, the question of the the year has to be: What on earth will you do with 48GB of ram?! I have 12GB and it's still overkill.
Well, my lower-end
Mac Pro has 8 memory slots and it came with 1GB x 6 of RAM (= 6GB, 1333MHz DDR3).
6GB of RAM which we can agree is not really enough when you do serious photography. (Yes, I also bought Adobe Photoshop CS5 recently, also part of the budget.) There's the thing, if you want to go up to with 4GB memory modules, you can have them in any mix with 1GB, 2GB memory modules. If you decide to use 8GB module, you will need to ensure all modules are in 8GB modules.
After some searches in Apple Discussion (Apple's forum), there are quite a lot of people with top-end
12-Core Mac Pro go with 64GB of RAM. I was deciding if I shall max it out to 64GB or just 48GB. Then, Don suggested me 48GB for the maximum memory bandwidth. So, I did not
max out the RAM.
Since I have invested quite a fair bit on the Mac Pro, why not getting the amount of RAM I want? And getting those RAM earlier means I can start enjoying the benefit earlier. This Mac Pro is designed to last for at very least 3+ years. Although it might cost a bit more now, but it makes sense to upgrade it in the early days.
Don't worry, that's the end of the Mac Pro expansion (for now).
To Don: Antony is poor
, he does not
max out the memory.
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