The appearance of the new 24 and 48 GB RAM memory modules had to have a response from motherboard manufacturers and one of them is GIGABYTE, who have decided to make compatible those that have Intel‘s LGA1700 socket and bring I get DDR5 memory modules. But is it really necessary to have 192 GB of memory on the PC?
Until now, most motherboards with four sockets support up to 128 GB of RAM, since the size of each module was 32 GB. With the launch of the 24 and 48 GB models, the various brands are faced with updating the firmware of their motherboards to support the new capabilities and that they can be operated with. At the moment, the only brand that has announced support is gigabyte and specifically on boards for Intel processors that support DDR5, both the 600 and 700 series and, therefore, for the twelfth and thirteenth generation Intel Core. Although, as is obvious, the rest of the manufacturers are expected to join soon and also the motherboards stop Ryzen 7000
You can now install up to 192 GB on your motherboard
It is no surprise to anyone that sooner or later we are going to have a motherboard firmware update in order to support the new DDR5 memory modules, especially the 48 GB ones, which are the highest figure in Standard DIMMs that do not use DDR memory of the stacked type. Allowing for a 50% increase in supported memory capacity, bringing support for four sockets to 192GB and 2-socket support to 96GB.
At the moment it is available for gigabyte boards and it will soon be available for other manufacturers. And no update is required in terms of components, but with respect to the BIOS. So you will have to download it from the manufacturer’s website and update it, after which you can use the new memory modules.
Why do you need so much memory?
Little by little, the RAM Memory requirements that the different applications will have will increase, especially for games, since the NUMA configuration, that is, non-unified memory typical in PCs, and not in consoles, makes the video memory has to have a copy in the system RAM. If we add to this that a part of it will be used as a temporary cache for the SSD, then it is clear that the memory requirements will increase considerably in the coming years.
Although the most used configuration will be 48 GB in dual channel, that is, with two DIMMs of 24 GB of memory installed in the PC and the use of capacity seems completely remote. It must be taken into account that the support for the different capacities must be recognized by the BIOS, so the update is not only to support the 48 GB modules, but also the 24 GB ones.