How much does 1.5TB of RAM cost?

While most of us get away with having a few gigabytes of RAM, there are modern motherboards designed for workstations that can take enormous amounts of RAM. But lots of RAM is expensive. Very expensive.

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How much RAM do you have in your PC? If you're an average user then you probably have between 4GB and 16GB of RAM. But modern workstations take a lot of RAM. For example, Apple's new Mac Pro can be kitted out with a whopping 1.5TB of RAM. 

But how much does that amount of RAM cost? Let's find out!

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Motherboards that can take 1.5TB of RAM have 12 RAM slots, and this means that you will need a dozen 128GB DDR4 ECC RAM sticks. As you can imagine this isn't your normal run-of-the-mill RAM that you can just pick up from anywhere. 

And they're not cheap.

Some of the best pricing I can find puts these 128GB RAM sticks at about $1,500. Yes, that's the price for one.

So right there you're looking at a cool $18,000 for 1.5TB of RAM.

If you want a more modest amount of RAM, say 768GB, then the price comes down significantly, as a 64GB DDR4 ECC RAM stick is only -- only! -- $370. That means a dozen sticks come in at $4,440. 

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