It’s possible to upgrade the Mac Pro’s RAM to that extent, but it comes with a hefty price tag.
Apple has developed the new Mac Pro keeping professionals and power users in mind. It has way too much power for anyone that would be content with an iMac, this machine is meant for serious gaming and serious work. Even though Apple advertises 64GB as the maximum the RAM can be raised up to, there is a solution for users looking to go above and beyond that.
Transcend Information recently announced the launch of its 16GB and 32GB DDR3 Registered DIMM (RDIMM) modules. They have been specifically developed with the aim to maximize memory in Apple’s new Mac Pro, particularly the Intel Xeon E5 3.5GHz 6-Core, 3.0GHz 8-Core and the 2.7Ghz 12-Core models. The maximum Apple will slam on these models is 64GB, however thanks to the user-upgradeable four memory slots, its very easy to pop in four of Transcend’s 32GB modules and take them all the way up to a staggering 128GB of RAM.
That is far more than a normal user would require, but tasks like 3D graphic design, 4K video editing and heavy gaming are often preformed by normal users. These tasks can place high demands on the RAM, so its imperative that the kit not only meets the threshold, but exceed it. The 16GB DDR3-1866 and 32GB DDR3-1600 RDIMMs offer 100 percent compatibility with the new Mac Pro, therefore its very easy to swap out the factory installed RAM with these high-speed, high-density modules.
As previously mentioned, this luxury does come at a price. Backed by the company’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, the 64GB Kit will be available for $980, whereas the 128GB kit will come with a $2,480 price tag. The base model of new Mac Pro itself costs $2,999. A top of the line made to order model goes north of $10,000.