Corsair Announces DDR3 Upgrade for Macs, Doesn't Assume Apple Users Know How to Upgrade

14

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

axiomatic

"They're clocked at 1066MHz with 7-7-7-20 latencies and rated at 1.5V. In other words, nothing glamorous like you might find on the Windows PC side."

LOL.... man those are some blazing speeds.... (snicker).

Sorry Appleonians... you made your bed... be slow in it.

avatar

bowei006

Sure this may be "Maximum PC" but those speeds are not lackluster. First of all. Most if not all gaming DDR3 RAM has tthe 1.5V. There are those low voltage ones but hey...we are talking a minority. Next a CAS Latency of 7 is no slowpoke as the standard is 9 and mad gaming ones are 5. Plus it's RAM is clocked at 1066 MHz. A misunderstanding between people and some wrong spec's is that most RAM spec's on newegg and such are in MT/s which is half the MHz. Such as if a gamer buys a stick that says DDR3 4GB- 1600 PCIE12***, the RAM is actually clocked at 800MHz and not 1600MHz. Some companies have even wrongfully advertised it because they didn't know the difference either. For example. ~70%(random percentage I made to show how often I see it) of the gaming machines print screen campters of cpu-z or other programs that also show memory freqency(that I seen) usually show their DDR3 stickst at 500+MHz. Pop open CPU-Z right now and check yours. You might be thorougly suprised. So yes. it's pretty good already.

avatar

axiomatic

The DDR3 standard for CAS 9 is for RAM running at 1333MHz. CAS 9 @ 1066 would be very latent.

A DDR3-1600 DIMM would clock at 800MHz with a 1:2 mem divider but not a 1:1 like most modern PC's run. At a 1:1 divider its running at 1600.

 

I do get what you are saying though.

avatar

oldobamaliar

the best upgrade for an apple is done with a hammer

avatar

Marthian

I was thinking with a wrench, "level" it up to level 3 with super fast speeds and a quad sli setup... Of course, hitting it with a wrench would break it, but so would a hammer :P

avatar

TerribleToaster

I hear MacBooks come preinstalled with enemy spy sappers.

avatar

avenger48

I hear they also have Apple-controlled internal self-destruct devices, so that when Steve dies, they can burn all the macbooks as a requiem.

avatar

MaximumMike

If there was any doubt about the kind of audience Apple caters to, there should not be now.

avatar

livebriand

What's different about ram for macs? Isn't it all supposed to be standard?

avatar

TerribleToaster

The RAM's not different, the target audience is, hence price discrimination. A incredibly common tool used by firms to maximize profits.

avatar

eric31593

funny that you would have to pay all that money just for an apple and then have to upgrade it *sigh*

avatar

TerribleToaster

Price discrimination at its finest.

 

Apparently, Mac users are to RAM Providers as Senior Citizens are to Movie Theaters.

avatar

hammeredtoast

That was a "rofl" comment. I'd click like, but you know...

avatar

mattman059

Thats a good assumption to make

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.