The new iMac 5K 27" model 'Late 2015' supports 64GB, a first-ever in an iMac.
OWC is apparently first out of the gate to offer a 64GB memory upgrade kit for iMac 5K (or 32GB or 48GB kits), to be available October 14, according to OWC.
With a lifetime replacement warranty and excellent support, OWC memory is a great way to SAVE MONEY versus the exhorbitant cost of Apple memory. For 32GB, Apple charges $564 just to upgrade to 32GB memory, whereas 32GB OWC memory is only $264. Moreover, the Apple store does not offer a 64GB memory configuration.
OWC is pleased to announce the first 64GB support for the new Apple iMac with 27” Retina 5K display via our MaxRAM certification program. In addition to kits now being offered for up to 32GB utilizing 4GB and 8GB modules, OWC will shortly begin offering kits of 32GB, 48GB and 64GB, utilizing modules of up to 16GB per slot for up to double the maximum memory offered via Apple factory options.
The ability to utilize up to 64GB really puts these new iMac models in a league of their own, opening up new possibilities for professional applications.
It is very important to note that only these newly introduced “Apple iMac with 27-inch Retina 5K display Late 2015” models with model ID 17,1 are able to support these higher memory configurations. Prior iMac 27” with Retina Display models support a maximum of 32GB. Check out our easy to use iMac memory guide online here to see the maximum available memory options for all Apple iMacs.
The in-house Mac Testing labs, which now include Apple’s latest iMacs, provide a tremendous benefit in the ongoing testing and certification of memory for every Mac. Our testing labs further enable us to test, certify, and support options above and beyond factory offerings for greater flexibility for the real-world needs of our customers.