MSI doubles the memory capacity support of its motherboards up to 256 GB with DDR5 modules
February 2, 2024

MSI doubles the memory capacity support of its motherboards up to 256 GB with DDR5 modules

MSI is the latest motherboard manufacturer to introduce DDR5 memory support for its Intel 700 and 600 series boards. So in fact MSI is doubling the memory capacity support of these products, going up to 256 GB.

The PC memory segment records the continuation of innovations from the CAMM standard that was adopted on the laptop market, and soon it will also come to the segment of classic desktop computers, as well as the latest 64 GB DDR5 modules that offer twice the capacity compared to what was available.

Last year saw an abundance of non-binary DIMMs ranging from 24 to 48 GB, pushing desktop memory capacities up to 192 GB. Now memory manufacturers are developing the latest 64 GB modules that will increase DDR5 capacities up to 256 GB. Previously you had to use 4 DDR5 modules to get to 128GB, now you can only use two.

There are many benefits to having more memory capacity, as certain applications such as content creation, rendering, and upcoming AI software packages can use RAM significantly without you even noticing. More memory can also improve overall system performance in such cases.

According to MSI, its latest BIOS for Intel 700 and 600 series motherboards are now available, and one of their biggest advantages is compatibility. Other manufacturers have required users to disable some features to access the full 256GB capacity, such as 4G, Resizeable Bar & Remapping. With the latest MSI BIOS, there’s no need to disable any of the above features and you can practically get a seamless experience with 256GB on their motherboards, writes Wccftech.

Insider from the social network Twitter (X), @chi11eddogshared a screenshot of the MSI Z790 Carbon MAX WIFI motherboard running 256GB of DDR5-4800 memory with an Intel Core i9-14900K processor.

It would be interesting to see what maximum speeds are supported when using high-capacity memory, but for those who prefer capacity over speed, fortunately, solutions are now available.