Memory manufacturer Transcend brings the Mac Pro's RAM to 128GB

Memory manufacturer Transcend on Friday announced availability of high-density DDR3 RDIMM RAM modules that bring the Mac Pro’s total memory up to 128GB, doubling the max configuration advertised on the Apple Store. With the all-new Mac Pro, Apple uses cutting-edge components and a unique design to net huge gains in performance. The additional speed on tap is especially apparent when editing 4K video in applications like Final Cut Pro. 

For folks like video editors who really, really need a lot of memory, Transcend announced new memory modules that can bring Apple’s new Mac Pro machines up to 128GB. The option doubles the 64GB of RAM available in Mac Pros from Apple, but there’s a catch: the DDR3 memory modules have a slower 1333MHz interface compared to the 1866MHz DDR3 memory Apple ships. It’ll still be a whole lot faster than an SSD or, heaven forfend, a hard drive. Transcend also offers 1866MHz modules that max out at 64GB. The memory is “fully tested,” Transcend R&D Director Angus Wu said in a statement Thursday. The company guarantees “100 percent compatibility with the Apple Mac Pro 2013 model.”

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