GIGABYTE has launched UEFI BIOS updates for its motherboards based mostly on Intel's C246 and Z390 chipsets, which assist unsupported 32GB reminiscence modules from Samsung. This enables for 128GB of DDR4 on its mainstream desktop platforms. The appropriate UDIMMs are based mostly on Samsung's 16GB reminiscence chips and are anticipated to be out there within the close to future .
To date, GIGABYTE has validated 32 GB of DDR4-2667 CL19 UDIMMs solely with Intel C246 and Z390 platforms, which is logical as a result of homeowners of such motherboards have a tendency to want 128 GB of reminiscence and purchase the modules. It additionally stays to be seen when and if the assist of such modules will come to different platforms.
Intel has just lately up to date its reminiscence reference code (MRC) for the ninth Gen Core processors, which permits these CPUs to work with unbuffered reminiscence modules utilizing 16 GB reminiscence chips. Beforehand, solely Intel HEDT and workstation processors might work with 32 GB RDIMM modules based mostly on eight GB DRAM units, whereas assist for 16 GB chips remains to be restricted to chose platforms.
GIGABYTE's Intel C246 and Z390-based Motherboards are actually out there with Samsung 16Gb UDIMMs. Beforehand ASUS enabled its Z390 motherboards to work with the aforementioned modules. Within the coming weeks, different motherboard producers will even be upgrading their UEFI BIOS with new MRCs, offering broader assist for UDIMMs based mostly on 16 Gb chips.
Samsung started mass manufacturing of 16GB DDR4 reminiscence chips prior to now 12 months, initially concentrating on high-capacity RDIMMs for servers. These DRAMs additionally in the end concerned shopper storage, so 32GB UDIMMs had been added to the Samsung household of merchandise, which is primarily out there to OEMs. Presently, such modules are nonetheless hardly ever commercially out there, however over time they may turn out to be extra extensively out there and fanatics who for some motive want 128GB of reminiscence can use them.