Mac Pro with 1.5 TB of RAM can open 6,000 Chrome tabs

Apple’s Mac Pro is one of the most powerful (and expensive) desktop computers you can buy today. That’s especially if you opt for a configuration with a large number of processors, memory and storage.

The Mac Pro can be configured with up to 1.5 TB of RAM, which means that in theory, it should be able to keep almost any application you launch in memory. Of course, everything has its limits, including 1.5 TB of RAM, and the youTuber Jonathan Morris has discovered it.

Morris has pushed a Mac Pro configured with 1.5 TB of RAM to the limit by opening 6,000 tabs in Google Chrome. If you use this browser, you’ll know that Chrome tends to take up a lot of memory.

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According to Morris, this little experiment began when he discovered that Chrome was using a whopping 75 GB of RAM, which is more than most computers have. Then he decided to see how many more tabs he could open before the Mac gave up.

That said, the experiment has no use since it is unlikely that you want to open 6,000 tabs from any website. Still, it is a curious experiment that demonstrates what a computer with a huge amount of RAM can do.

Mac Pro configuration

Apple’s new Mac Pro is now available to order from Apple’s online store. While prices start at $5,999, the Mac Pro gets expensive rather quickly as you add more SSD storage, a more powerful processor, additional RAM, and more.

With all of the available hardware upgrade options, you can currently configure a build-to-order Mac Pro that costs $52,599. Here is what that price gets you:

  • Processor: 2.5 GHz 28‑core Intel Xeon W processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
  • Memory: 1.5 TB (12 x 128 GB) of DDR4 ECC memory
  • Storage: 4 TB SSD storage
  • Graphics: Two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo with 2 x 32 GB of HBM2 memory each
  • Apple Afterburner Card
  • Stainless steel frame with wheels
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  1. 𝕸๏𝖋ɨ
    February 11, 2020

    I can see my entire business idea cost wrapped up in one purchase

  2. Don Underground
    February 11, 2020

    Wish I had that kind of money

  3. vraj desai
    February 12, 2020

    It cannot open 6000 Google chrome tabs at ones, there are software limitations. After first 200 tabs open it will take hours to open remaing tabs. And opening chrome tabs is not what the system is made for and it’s no test of how well a system can function so stop spreading lies to people, there are PCs more powerful then the price to pay.

  4. Yeetamus1234
    February 12, 2020

    It costs an extra $25,000 for an additional 1.5 terabytes of ram

  5. Yeetamus1234
    February 12, 2020

    Like what

  6. Guest
    February 13, 2020

    The upgrade price is wayyy more expensive than the most expensive mac Pro itself. How illogical.