64 GB DDR5 RAM for 256 GB capacities!


The PC RAM market has been booming for some time now. Until recently, the maximum memory capacity allowed on consumer PCs was 128 GB. Then we moved up to 192 GB with the arrival of 24 GB and 48 GB modules. This capacity is about to explode again thanks to the forthcoming appearance of 64 GB/module DDR5 RAM !

64 GB DDR5 RAM for maximum capacities of 256 GB!

Micron DDR5 128 GoVia a capture shared by MSI, we can see that the system under test boasts a very large memory capacity. In fact, it alone boasts 256 GB of RAM via four installed memory sticks. However, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is a server platform, since it’s not uncommon to see such capacities in professional configurations, but nonsense!

According to the screenshot, the configuration runs on a Ryzen 9 7900X, coupled with a Pro X670-P WiFI. A top-of-the-range configuration, to be sure, but one for the general public.

MSI 256 Go DDR5

And how is this possible? Quite simply, thanks to the imminent arrival of kits using Micron‘s latest chips. These feature increased memory capacities, with up to 32 Gb per chip. This makes it possible to offer memory sticks with a total of 64 GB. As you can see, with four memory sticks, the maximum capacity would be 256 Gb, an increase of 33% compared with 192 Gb kits.

As with previous large 96GB and 192GB kits, motherboard bios will need to be updated to take advantage of these capacities. Obviously, these bios should arrive soon. No more RAM problems with Chrome?

PS: Kingston should be the one to treat us with Fury Renegade DDR5 kits.