Did Macbook M1 Pro with 16GB is enough for Figma?

I have a plan to buy the new Macbook M1 Pro chip with 16GB of RAM, but I’m not sure.

Recently, I’ve been working on a big project and Figma always warning me about memory used.

Sometime the program stop working and run out of memory like this!

My main PC spec that I’m using right now

  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core
  • RAM 32GB
  • GTX1070

Figma performance

Base on this article, it said Figma comsuming GPU on Mac product
Then, 16GB of RAM might be enough for me?

I need a laptop for working from anywhere when I always from home or office
Anyone using Figma with Mac M1 pro chip have any case of this memory used issue?
or any suggestion such how to manage Figma file to help reducing memory use

Thank you

I bought it with 32 Gb of ram, just to be safe. I checked the memory usage on my previous Macbook Pro and it was about 15-16 Gb when having the primary apps open.

Maximum memory a browser tab (and Figma consecutively) is 2gb. Upgrading the computer won’t help with the single file being out of memory.

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I see. That means 64GB of RAM doesn’t help if your figma project file is big.
It might be helpful just in case of running other programs or multiple Figma tabs at the same time.

so, solution is managing project, such keep deleting unused layers & component

Yes, you are correct. Also you can split the large file into multiple separate files if possible.

Is it necessary to split big projects between different files or is it also ok to use different pages inside a single file?

Pages are a part of one file so they still count towards the file memory limit.

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