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Intel 9th Generation Core CPUs To Support 128 GB on Desktop

Category: Memory
Posted: 02:42PM

Memory is an interesting component for a computer as there can be a right amount of it, depending on how you use your computer, and going above that amount is not necessarily worth it. For some people, just 8 GB will be enough, but for others 32 GB is more appropriate, but then there are still others that need more. AnandTech is reporting that Intel's 9th Generation Core processors, so the i5-9600K, i7-9700K, and i9-9900K, will be able to support up to 128 GB of RAM, following an update coming in "a few months' time." That would mean having four 32 GB DDR4 DIMMs in a desktop system; not just a high-end desktop system (HEDT).

As is explained in the article, this is not exclusively being achieved by the Double Capacity DIMMs like G.Skill announced last week, but also by a shift to 16 Gb chips being used on the PCBs, instead of the 8 Gb chips that are the current standard. What is not known is if older CPUs may support this much memory or if Intel's HEDT platform may support up to 256 GB of RAM.

Besides seeing CPU support, we may also need to wait and see how motherboards support this high capacity. G.Skill partnered with ASUS for its Double Capacity DIMM technology.

Source: AnandTech

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