Other World Computing announced today through its in-house MaxRAM testing lab its Certified Triple-Channel Memory Upgrade Kits for 2009 and later Apple Mac Pro models now provide up to 128GB — twice the factory maximum installed memory — with up to a 49 percent lower cost. The 16GB per module matched kits are fully tested and certified to meet, if not surpass, all Apple memory design and compatibility specifications and come backed by a Lifetime Replacement Warranty and free, step-by-step installation videos.
Maximum Memory Recommended for Optimum OS X and Application Performance
Industry experts agree 4GB of RAM is the minimum that should be installed for optimum performance of OS X Lion. Beyond the OS, however, if applications such as Aperture, Photoshop, iMovie/iDVD are running and large files are being addressed, even 16GB of RAM might not be enough memory. MacPerformanceGuide, a leading benchmarking source for professional photographers and Mac enthusiasts, found that 10-15GB of RAM is used just by their daily use of Photoshop. By increasing RAM from 48GB to 96GB, they found dramatic time reductions in working with huge files. With today’s higher resolution digital and video cameras, having the maximum amount of installable and addressable RAM is becoming a necessity for Mac Pro owners.
OWC MaxRAM Memory Upgrade Kits Offer Up to Double The Factory Maximum RAM:
Apple Mac Pro Quad-Core and 6-Core Nehalem/Westmere ‘MaxRAM’ 48GB Option
• 48GB (3x16GB) DDR3 Dual Rank 1066 & 1333MHz Matched Modules from $699.99
Compared to current factory maximum 32GB option costing $1,775.00, OWC’s kit offers 33 percent more total memory for up to $1,075 lower cost (74 percent less cost per GB).
Apple Mac Pro 8-Core and 12-Core Nehalem/Westmere ‘MaxRAM’ 128GB Option
• 128GB (8x16GB) DDR3 Dual Rank 1066 & 1333MHz Matched Modules from $1,799.99
Compared to current factory maximum 64GB option costing $3,550.00, OWC’s kit offers double the memory for up to $1,750 lower cost (75 percent less cost per GB).
Savings Up to 83 Percent Versus Same Sized Factory RAM Upgrades
OWC also offers 4GB and 8GB module based memory upgrade kits with savings of up to 83 percent compared to same sized factory upgrades for 2010 Mac Pros. Additionally, these upgrade kits also offer up to double the RAM versus factory maximum options for 2009 Mac Pros.
• 32GB (8x4GB) DDR3 Dual Rank 1066 & 1333MHz Matched Modules from $259.99
Up to 83 percent lower cost vs. same sized factory 32GB option for 2009-2010 Mac Pros.
• 48GB (6x8GB) DDR3 Dual Rank 1066 & 1333MHz Matched Modules from $519.99
Up to 80 percent lower cost vs. same sized factory 48GB option for 2010 Mac Pro. For 2009 Mac Pros, this kit offers up to 33 percent more RAM than the factory 32GB maximum memory option
• 64GB (8x8GB) DDR3 Dual Rank 1066 & 1333MHz Matched Modules from $679.99
Up to 81 percent lower cost vs. same sized factory 64GB option for 2010 Mac Pro. For 2009 Mac Pros, this kit offers up to double the factory 32GB maximum memory option.
To assist all Mac Pro owners in selecting the correct memory upgrade for any of the 2006 to current Mac Pro models, OWC has created a simple to use guide that shows the correct memory type and options specific to each of the different Mac Pro models.
“When you’re going to run professional A/V editing, graphics production, and server applications on a Mac Pro, you can dramatically increase its performance capabilities by simply adding more RAM,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “In addition to offering faster opens and saves of large files, general system responsiveness to operating tasks such as booting are greatly improved as well. Dollar for dollar, there’s no better upgrade than adding the RAM your applications need.”