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    Re: Gaming performance of Apple M1 Pro, M1 Max investigated

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    What is the killer for me is Apple's bull marketing that infuriates me. They're telling people they've invented a new type of memory where they have 16GB of RAM but can expand it using the SSD to create super speed new memory... The "we've invented" part isn't the worst part. It's that apparently it's using these paging files routinely, hammering the SSD and decreasing lifespan. And it's soldered on so there's no chance of a replacement. They may have resolved this "tiny" issue, but if you're a professional who handles big files and you're routinely using the SSD as virtual memory, you're gonna reduce the lifespan significantly, but there was no option for >16GB RAM which is madness for a "professional" grade machine.
    Windows Vista had this, it was called ReadyBoost xD

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    Re: Gaming performance of Apple M1 Pro, M1 Max investigated

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Windows Vista had this, it was called ReadyBoost xD
    Or going back longer, wherever you put your paging/swap file. SSDs are a really good fit as they're either write once, read many type operations or small fragements of files and so total written is pretty small. Though of course, people go the opposite direction too with ramdisks and SSD dram caches, or indeed SuperFetch. I think it's not hard to end up in a conceptually bizarre situation of having a paging file on an SSD together with a DRAM cache for frequently accessed files from said SSD (though it actually makes sense as part of the usual cache waterfall).

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    Re: Gaming performance of Apple M1 Pro, M1 Max investigated

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Or going back longer, wherever you put your paging/swap file. SSDs are a really good fit as they're either write once, read many type operations or small fragements of files and so total written is pretty small. Though of course, people go the opposite direction too with ramdisks and SSD dram caches, or indeed SuperFetch. I think it's not hard to end up in a conceptually bizarre situation of having a paging file on an SSD together with a DRAM cache for frequently accessed files from said SSD (though it actually makes sense as part of the usual cache waterfall).
    There are so many caches you can make on a system now it's an apocalypse preparers wet dream...

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    Re: Gaming performance of Apple M1 Pro, M1 Max investigated

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    There are so many caches you can make on a system now it's an apocalypse preparers wet dream...
    Oooh, ooh...

    "There are so many caches lying around causing problems it's like America leaving Afghanistan".

    I'm sure someone else could make that better but I'm plagued with man-flu.

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