Want 1.5TB of RAM in your PC? It will cost you!

It might seem insane, but there are certain situations where having 1.5TB of RAM might be useful (and no, it isn't so you can have a few Google Chrome tabs open!).

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Apple's new Mac Pro can be kitted out with a whopping 1.5TB of RAM. But you don't need to have a Mac Pro to have that amount of RAM because there are many server and workstation boards available that can accommodate that amount of RAM.

But how much does that amount of RAM cost? 

Short answer -- a lot!

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Motherboards now available that can be loaded out with 1.5TB of RAM have 12 slots for RAM stick, so to get to the 1.5TB mark you will need a dozen 128GB DDR4 ECC RAM sticks. 

And as you can imagine, this isn't the normal run-of-the-mill RAM that you can pick up from anywhere. 

And they're not cheap.

I've done some shopping around, and the best pricing I can find puts these 128GB RAM sticks at about $1,500. 

Each. Yes, each.

Some back of the envelope math -- or math in your head if you are good at that sort of thing -- put the price of 1.5TB of RAM at a cool $18,000.

For that, you could get a dozen 512BG iPhone XS Max handsets.

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 a more reasonable $4,440. 

Yes, RAM is expensive.

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