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2013 Mac Pro - Memory

The RAM for Mac Pro in the 2013 Mac Pro will use a 4 channel memory controller at 1866MHz DDR3 ECC RAM. The maximum capacity for memory in the machine at this point is 64GB, utilizing four 16GB sticks of RAM.  The four slots offer 60 GB/s bandwidth - approximately double the bandwidth for the current aluminum models of Mac Pros! While the RAM is user upgradeable, the system has taken a step back on the number of slots.  There are no models that offer more than four memory slots.

Mac Pro Memory Specs:

2013 Mac Pro 2012 Quad-Core Mac Pro 2012 12-Core Mac Pro
Four-channel memory controller running at 1866MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
Four memory slots supporting up to 64GB of main memory using 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB DIMMs Four memory slots supporting up to 48GB of main memory using 2GB, 4GB, 8GB or 16GB DIMMs Eight memory slots (four per processor) supporting up to 96GB of main memory using 2GB, 4GB, 8 GB or 16GB DIMMs

Continue reading to learn more about the 2013 Mac Pro Graphics and Display specifications