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OWC releases its max-outable Mac Pro 2019 RAM upgrade kits

A new Mac Pro with an OWC RAM upgrade kit. (Source: OWC)
A new Mac Pro with an OWC RAM upgrade kit. (Source: OWC)
OWC has unveiled its 64 or 128GB RAM stick kits for the new Mac Pro. They come in 768GB to 1.5TB SKUs, meaning a user can match Apple's factory maximum with this third-party memory. However, this option may also enable some savings.

The Mac Pro made a comeback in 2019, which has been lauded thus far for its rebooted cheesegrater-style air intake alone. This PC is available in configurations that go up to 2.5GHz 28‑core Intel Xeon W processors, dual Radeon Pro Vega II Duo with 32GB HBM2 memory, a new 8TB SSD storage and an option to "upgrade" its stainless steel chassis with wheels.

These maximal specs may sound exciting (and future-proof) to many Apple fans; however, it comes with an exciting five-figure price-tag to match. The OEM OWC may have somewhat of a solution for this, however. It now offers RAM upgrade kits for the Mac Pro 2019.

Each stick in these kits are PC23400 DDR4 RAM clocked at 2933MHz and take the LRDIMM form factor, as in Apple's own factory-fresh configurations. They come in 12 x 64GB or 8 x 128GB SKUs, which are compatible with Mac Pros of every Xeon W variant available to them (which run from 8 cores to the maximum of 28 - on this note, the 8-core CPU may only run this memory at 2666MHz), and are priced at $4,899.99 and $13,988.99 respectively.

The 12 x 128GB flagship in this new OWC upgrade line, on the other hand, is compatible with the 24- or 28-core CPU conformations only. This kit costs US$19,998.99, whereas adding this option to an applicable SKU on would add a total of $25,000 to your final charge.

Therefore, such a kit could lead to savings of about $5000 - or about 10% off the price of a fully-spec'd new Mac Pro 2019. Then again, potential customers may be advised to factor the potential for taxes or shipping costs into their DIY upgrade plans.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-12-21 (Update: 2019-12-21)