OWC Announces RAM Upgrades for New Mac Pro, Up to 64 GB for $895

by

Following today's launch of the new Mac Pro, Other World Computing has announced new RAM upgrade kits for the machines. The ECC 1866 Mhz quad-channel kits are available in both 32 GB and 64 GB at prices up to 31 percent lower than factory upgrade options.

owcmacpro
- OWC 32GB Kit (8GB x 4 matched 1866MHz): $449.00
- OWC 64GB Kit (16GB x 4 matched 1866MHz): $895.00

The same upgrades directly from Apple are priced at an additional $500 for 32 GB and $1300 for 64 GB of RAM in the lower-end quad-core Mac Pro and $400/$1200 in the higher-end 6-core Mac Pro.

Crucial has memory upgrade options available as well, with a 32 GB kit priced at $439.

OWC is also offering a trade-in rebate for the original factory memory, giving customers up to $100 towards the purchase of a memory kit. Apple's Mac Pro, which went on sale at midnight, is currently shipping in February at the earliest.

Related Roundup: Mac Pro
Buyer's Guide: Mac Pro (Buy Now)

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
87 months ago
Sweet I can save $500 on my MacPro which won't be here for three months!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
86 months ago

Sweet I can save $500 on my MacPro which won't be here for three months!


You can simply wait until your MacPro arrives and then deal with the memory situation.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
86 months ago

I know that you are getting 4 more chips and could sell your existing chips, but I was still surprised to see that the 32 GB at $449 is more expensive than just upgrading on order from Apple directly, where the 32GB upgrade is only 400.

That's because you already bought the first 16 from Apple in the base price.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
86 months ago

I get tired of messing with 3rd party RAM though.. Both times I have ordered from OWC I got bad SIMM modules and had to have them replaced.


Well, if it's been 20 years since you've ordered from them, you might want to try again.

RAM is one of those things where you really shouldn't just look for the cheapest available.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
86 months ago

Just 6 years ago I was still using a computer with just 80GB of storage. Then again, I bought that computer 10 years ago as a computer that had been aimed at the education market, and your hypothetical computer is aimed at people who have a need for inane amounts of performance.

I can't even imagine anything that would require anywhere near that amount of RAM.


I'm pretty sure I paid right around $3k for 32MB :eek: of RAM for my Mac IIci 21 years ago! Then again I also had a massive, 130MB SCSI HDD at the time as well...

Strangely, maximum RAM capacity is a limiting factor for several people I know, and Apple's decision to go with only 1 DIMM slot per channel (vs. the 3 that the platform is capable of supporting) is fairly restrictive. At least it makes upgrading to higher capacities considerably more expensive. If they had gone with 8 DIMM slots, 128GB would only run $1343.92.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
87 months ago
This is really good news, the Apple tax on RAM has always been ridiculous. Plus I find OWC normally have a bit of a premium anyway, so it can only get cheaper!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Apple Confirms This Year's iPhone 12 Models Will Be a Little Bit Late

Thursday July 30, 2020 2:34 pm PDT by
During today's earnings call covering the third fiscal quarter of 2020 (second calendar quarter) Apple CFO Luca Maestri confirmed that Apple is expecting to release this year's iPhones later than usual. Maestri said that Apple last year started selling iPhones in late September, but this year, Apple projects supply will be "available a few weeks later." Multiple rumors have suggested that ...

Apple-Acquired Dark Sky Officially Shuts Down Android App

Saturday August 1, 2020 3:43 pm PDT by
Apple in March purchased weather app Dark Sky, and at that time, Dark Sky's developers said that the app's Android version would be discontinued on July 1, 2020. However, instead of shuttering the app on that date, the app's developers announced that the discontinuation would be delayed for another month. Now that it's August, Android users are no longer able to access the app, and...

Apple Watch Series 6 to Feature Blood Oxygen Monitoring Sensor

Friday July 31, 2020 1:56 am PDT by
The Apple Watch Series 6 will add blood oxygen monitoring to its features list when it's launched later this year, according to a new report from DigiTimes. Apple Watch 6 will feature biosensors that can monitor sleeping conditions, detect blood oxygen and measure pulse rates, heartbeats and atrial fibrillation, and will also incorporate MEMS-based accelerometer and gyroscope, all allowing the ...

Just How Small Will the 5.4-Inch iPhone 12 Screen Be? Try It Out for Yourself

Tuesday July 28, 2020 12:57 pm PDT by
As rumors of the iPhone 12 have continued to build over the past few months, the one model that has the most excitement around it is the smallest 5.4" model. The iPhone 12 is believed to be coming in 5.4", 6.7", and 6.1" sizes. Dummy models have shown how much smaller the 5.4" is compared to the rest of the iPhone lineup. The upcoming 5.4" iPhone falls in-between the size of the original...

Top Stories: Try the 5.4-Inch iPhone 12 Display Size, Blockbuster Earnings, Tim Cook at Antitrust Hearing

Saturday August 1, 2020 6:00 am PDT by
Another busy week of Apple news and rumors has wrapped up, with a lot of focus on Tim Cook's appearance at a Congressional antitrust hearing and a blockbuster earnings report. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We continued to hear rumors about the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup, including a rare admission from Apple that the lineup will launch "a few weeks later" than...

Emails Reveal Why Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller Blocked In-App Purchase of Kindle Books

Friday July 31, 2020 6:25 am PDT by
Internal Apple emails, made public by the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust inquiry, have revealed information about why Apple blocked in-app purchases of Kindle books on iOS devices, reports The Verge. Two sets of emails between Steve Jobs, Phil Schiller, Eddy Cue, and various other senior Apple executives, disclose the exact thinking behind how Apple approached Kindle on iOS. The...

Battery Likely for Upcoming Apple Watch Series 6 Filed in Certification Listings

Saturday August 1, 2020 5:46 am PDT by
A battery likely for the upcoming Apple Watch Series 6 has been filed at the Korea Testing and Research Institute and discovered by a Twitter user @yabhishekhd. Certification for a 1.17Wh battery with a capacity of 303.8mAh was issued on June 23 by the KTR, a Korean regulatory body that approves and tests new hardware ahead of public sale. The battery seems to be destined for a future...

Apple Marks Return of NHL With New 'Hockey Tape' Ad Shot on iPhone 11 Pro

Saturday August 1, 2020 2:33 am PDT by
Apple today marked the return of NHL hockey with a new "Shot on iPhone" ad on its YouTube channel in Canada. Titled "Hockey Tape," the 30-second video features Vegas Golden Knights players Marc-André Fleury and Mark Stone having some on-ice fun with the iPhone 11 Pro, which they attach to the boards, a hockey stick, and a skate with hockey tape. "See the game like never before with Ultra ...

Apple Launches New Gift Card for 'Everything Apple'

Friday July 31, 2020 3:45 am PDT by
Apple has introduced a new single gift card in the U.S. for all things Apple. First spotted by iCulture, the card can be used at the App Store and other online services, but you can also use it to buy products and accessories in the Apple Store. Previously, there were two separate Apple gift cards available: iTunes cards, which can be used for App Store, iTunes Store, and iCloud storage...

Leaker Jon Prosser Claims iPhone 12 and New iPads Will Launch in October

Wednesday July 29, 2020 4:15 pm PDT by
Leaker Jon Prosser, who has a somewhat mixed track record when it comes to predicting Apple's plans, today said that new iPhone 12 models and new iPads will launch in October. Multiple rumors have suggested that some or all of the iPhone 12 models coming this year will see a later than normal launch. Apple typically unveils and releases new iPhones in the month of September, but problems...