OWC Offering Up To 64GB of Memory Kits for New 27” iMac
Other World Computing (OWC) announced today the first 64GB support for the new Apple iMac with 27” Retina 5K display. According to OWC, the newly-introduced iMac models include four memory slots that support up to 16GB of memory per slot for a total of 64GB. This is an upgrade from the previous-generation 27-inch Retina iMacs that would only support a maximum of 32GB of RAM.
Apple is currently selling the 27-inch Retina iMacs with a maximum of 32GB RAM, but OWC will offer 16GB modules in 48GB and 64GB configurations for the new iMac. The US-based hardware company claims the upgrade kits are one of the easiest upgrades for your iMac:
Just like the original iMac model, a memory access panel on the rear of the newly announced iMac ejects via a simple push button located above the power input. Adding more memory is fast and simply involves installing new modules into the memory slots and reinstalling the access panel. Mac performance experts recommend selecting the least amount of factory installed RAM when ordering any iMac, taking advantage of significant cost savings by choosing OWC memory.
OWC will begin shipping its new 48 and 64GB kits on Friday, October 16, and pricing is as follows:
- Single 16GB module – $329.99
- 32GB Kit using 16GB x 2 Modules – $599.00
- 48GB Kit with 16GB x 2 + 8GB x 2 – $729.00
- 64GB Kit with 16GB x 4 – $1195.00
The new 27-inch iMacs, announced yesterday, are available from Apple retail stores and Apple’s online store, starting at $1,799 for a 3.2GHz quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, and an AMD Radeon R9 M380 graphics card.