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ASUS ROG "double down" on DRAM - To Support Double Capacity DIMMs on Next-Gen motherboards

Is 16GB per DIMM not enough for the consumer DRAM market?

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ASUS ROG "double down" on DRAM - To Support Double Capacity DIMMs on Next-Gen motherboards

In the consumer market, there is a strict limit on the amount of DRAM that you can fit on modern platforms, with standard non-ECC DDR4 memory maxing out at 16GB per DIMM. While this is more than enough for most use cases, there remain users who desire more, but sadly these users cannot utilise high-end RDIMM memory on consumer platforms, due to their ECC requirements and other enterprise-grade characteristics. 

32GB DDR4 DIMMs are coming to the consumer market, not thanks to innovations in per-chip DRAM capacities, but thanks to a new DDR4 form factor, one which makes use of additional DRAM modules and a larger overall form factor. KADAK has already showcased 32GB DDR4 memory DIMMs using this 'Double Capacity' technology, but now ASUS' Republic of Gamers division has committed to supporting the standard in their "Next Gen Motherboard"  designs, though at this time it is unclear whether or not this support is for specific motherboards or the entirety of their next-generation product stack. 

In their announcement of this feature, ASUS stated that their next-generation motherboards feature a "unique memory trace design" to deliver support for these new DIMMs, while also granting users access to "ALL of the performance and then some". The exact meaning of these statements should become clear over the coming weeks. 

Are you looking to “double down” on your next motherboard? ROG beefed up the DIMMs to 32GB per channel with a unique memory trace design for the latest set, giving you ALL the performance and then some.  

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With their next-generation motherboards, ASUS plans to support non-conventional DRAM designs to deliver higher memory capacities on their future motherboards, though at this time it remains unclear whether or not other manufacturers will follow suit, both on the motherboard-side and the DRAM side. Will other DRAM manufacturers like Corsair, G.Skill and TEAMGROUP back this new double capacity DRAM standard? 

You can join the discussion on ASUS ROG's planned support for double capacity DRAM on their next-gen motherboard designs on the OC3D Forums

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29-09-2018, 14:31:48

Bartacus
Ahh, so there was actually a practical reason for those thick sticks, interesting.Quote

29-09-2018, 19:37:15

Dicehunter
Asus ROG ram, It's like normal ram but 50% more expensive Quote

30-09-2018, 08:37:09

AlienALX
I like big butts and I cannot lie etc. That's friggin huge too

A designer at Noctua is crying....Quote

01-10-2018, 02:57:46

Legacy-ZA
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I like big butts and I cannot lie etc. That's friggin huge too

A designer at Noctua is crying....
Indeed; I was about to say, it looks like those CPU water blocks from Corsair and the like will be a necessity with these RAM modules.

Now I want to wait and see, laugh my ass off at the new ridiculous price set on the new modules. Quote

01-10-2018, 03:34:55

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Legacy-ZA View Post
Indeed; I was about to say, it looks like those CPU water blocks from Corsair and the like will be a necessity with these RAM modules.

Now I want to wait and see, laugh my ass off at the new ridiculous price set on the new modules.
Should already be laughing given the price standard modules are at the moment.Quote
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