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Evan Thomas Phillips
Mac 8-core and RAM
on Feb 3, 2009 at 11:20:10 pm

I'm thinking about upgrading to a MacPro 8-core system, but I've heard that in order to take advantage of all 8 cores, you need a gig of RAM per core (in other words, 8GB of RAM). Will a 4-core 4GB RAM system system run the same as an 8-core with 4GB of RAM? Am I missing something? If I'm working on a limited budget and don't want to buy 8GB of RAM, would it be better for me to get a 4-core 4GB system?

FYI, I mostly run FCP and AfterEffects.


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