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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Cave Man, Oct 5, 2013.
Has anyone anything about the maximum RAM the new Mac Pro will take?
128gb under mavericks
Depends on the Mac Pro. 4,1 and 5,1 Dual CPU machines will take 128 GB RAM. Single CPU will take a max of 64GB Under 10.9.
Edit - Forget what I said Read the post wrong
are u sure about single cpu? According to a thread here and a post on OWC blog .. the machine with single cpu will not boot with more than 48gb .. dual systems will take 128 .. so im sure the nMP will do 128 as well
^^^^This was my source:
That's the same as the 5,1 that I currently have (128 Mav, 96 ML, L). So there's no increase with the new MP?
^^^^Nope there aint
The current Mac Pro has 8 RAM slots, the new model looks to have 4. So it is unlikely there will be an increase in the maximum capability.
The hardware would be capable of 256GB with 4 x 64GB DIMMs, but Apple are unlikely to have been interested in developing for that when it would be such a tiny audience who would want more than 128GB and then spend $4,500-$6,400 to get it.
Newer Mac Pro supports LR-DIMMs though, where the old one was never updated to. That means 32GB and 64GB capacities can be used.
Thanks much. Do you know if Mavericks supports 256 gb?
We'll probably only find out when someone tries to put some 64GB DIMMs in the new Mac Pro and reports it. They have a similar per GB cost as 32GB DIMMs so I'm sure someone will put them in, although they max out at 1600MHz at the moment I think.
At the moment then they have said Maverick supports 128Gb, and the 5,1 supports 128Gb on the Dual Socket version running the DP of Mavericks.
Am pretty sure that they said this in the Keynote when announcing Mavericks