Taking a leap ahead in the PC hardware industry, MSI announced that its Intel Z790 and B760 series motherboards support 48 GB and 24 GB DDR5 RAM sticks.

These high-end DIMMs were recently launched by Crucial to offer extra efficiency to users who may want more room for power-intensive work. So now, with MSI’s support, their 700-series motherboards can equip 48GB RAM sticks upto 192GB capacity in the whole!

A Motherboard For 48GB RAM

In the realm of PC hardware, we see most of sophisticated gamers equipped with high-end machines to power their experience. And reaching their expectations are the OEMs like Crucial and MSI, who’re bringing suitable components for a better experience.

In this pursuit, Crucial announced what it called the first-ever 48 GB and 24 GB DDR5 DIMMs for desktop and laptop PCs recently. They stick to the JEDEC standard with the same DIMM count as their predecessors but support more room for power operations.

These 48GB and 24GB RAM sticks come in DDR5-5600mHz models, with support for all the current features of DDR5, like the On-die ECC (ODECC) on-module PMIC (Power Management Integrated Circuit) on the DIMM.

This is an interesting offering considering how other OEMs limit their products mostly to 64GB capacities. The new 48GB standard will thus offer 50% more capacity (if bought a couple of them) against the 64GB memory modules (as two 32GB sticks).

Well, even though we have a high-end RAM stick now, we need a relevant motherboard to support them to see the promised results. And the company that’s fulfilling this void is MSIwhich announced that its Intel 700-series motherboards (Z790 and B760) support Crucial’s 48GB and 24GB DIMM cards!

Regarding processors, the MSI Intel 700-series can take up the 13th Gen and 12th Gen CPUs (Raptor Lake and Alder Lake families) in all the MEG, MPG, MAG, & PRO Series products. These motherboards can equip 4 sticks of 48GB DIMMs, leading up to a total capacity of 192GB!

Whereas the two-slot motherboards can support upto 96GB of total RAM capacity. There’s no need for updating the motherboard BIOS if you’re trying these, as just installing them manually will let you see the performance bumped up automatically – offering more room for productivity and multitasking features.


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