Snazzy Labs founder Quinn Nelson has shared an interesting finding on Twitter regarding Apple’s crazy-expensive new Mac Pro, according to which Apple is using the cheapest EEC RAM from Micron in its top-end computing machine.
Nelson notes that to find the CAS latency of Apple’s DDR4 ECC RAM used in the new Mac Pro, he first looked at the part number on the memory chips on Apple’s upgrade kit and then matched it to Micron’s database.
I found the CAS latency of Apple’s DDR4 ECC RAM. How? First I found their upgrade kit, looked at the part number on the memory chips, searched Micron and found the full part number, found their technical doc and found the latency, and whoop… CL22. The cheapest ECC Micron sells. pic.twitter.com/jdJML4V6IA
— Quinn Nelson (@SnazzyQ) December 11, 2019
A standard 64GB DIMM like the one found in the new Mac Pro can be purchased for around $300 USD on eBay or Amazon. But Apple seems to be charging a 4x markup for the same kit at $1,200 USD.
Is apple really earning a profit of over $900 USD on a single 64GB DDR4 RAM?