- Tram Ho
The Apple Mac Pro has officially been sold by Apple with prices starting from $ 5999, equivalent to 140 million for the lowest RAM version is 32GB DDR4 ECC RAM. And of course, if that is not enough RAM for the job, you can completely spend more money and upgrade to the most advanced version with RAM up to 1.5TB.
Mac Pro the most advanced version will “cost” you 1.2 billion
But to be upgraded to 1.5TB RAM version, you will have to spend a huge amount of 25,000 USD. And with this money, but what you get back is not really worthy as you think. So what exactly is like?
According to Quinn Nelson, owner of technology YouTube channel Snazzy Labs, after conducting an in-depth look at the hardware of the Mac Pro to see if Apple is “cutting back” any advanced features, and at the end. At the same time, he discovered some interesting things. It turns out that Apple is only offering cheap DDR4 ECC RAM technology to users and indeed it is not worth the $ 25,000 that users spend to upgrade to the highest RAM option.
According to Quinn, it’s worth noting that this is about CAS latency, which tells us how many clock cycles the RAM memory stick will be late to get the requested data back to the CPU, and The lower this parameter is, the better RAM is and the higher the price. Unfortunately, CAS latency on Mac Pro RAM is only CL22. To make it easier to imagine, with a 64GB RAM (including 2 32GB bars), Apple charges users $ 1200, while the same set with the same specifications, users can buy on Amazon for only $ 300 . This shows that Apple is charging a huge fee just to upgrade the RAM for the Mac Pro, which is not even “genuine” RAM.
However, as we all know, Mac Pro is not a workstation for ordinary users, but it is for large companies that require specialized computing and graphics processing devices. karma. But these companies may be willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars to own great graphics computers like Mac Pro to cater to their specific work needs.
Inside the Mac Pro computer
Of course, Mac Pro still has the ability to upgrade and expand, which means that if you still want to save some money on upgrading your RAM, you can completely choose to buy RAM from other manufacturers and install it in the free DIMM slot. Mac Pro, as long as it meets the standards Apple supports, and the money you save is enough to get some new iPhones.
Source : Trí Thức Trẻ