ASUS releases early X670/B650 motherboard BIOS update: Supports 24/48GB DDR5 memory
Previously reported, AMD prepares AGESA 220.127.116.11 microcode for a new BIOS iteration, enabling manufacturers to furnish motherboards with firmware supporting 24GB and 48GB DDR5 memory modules, with anticipated updates available to users in April.
Subsequently, ASUS’ Technical Marketing Manager showcased a screenshot of the ROG STRIX X670E-E Gaming WIFI motherboard utilizing 192GB DDR5-5200 memory within the Windows operating system, signifying the motherboard’s four DIMM slots being occupied by 48GB memory modules each, achieving a maximum capacity comparable to Intel’s 600/700 series motherboards.
ASUS has released early BIOS updates for X670/B650 motherboards, supporting 24GB and 48GB DDR5 memory modules, comprising eight X670 and one B650 motherboards, including ROG Strix, Crosshair, and Creator series, though not mentioning other product lines. As a test version, it is not aimed at ordinary users and is generally not recommended for casual gamers to update unless absolutely necessary, with waiting for the official version being preferable.
Soon, players can enjoy non-power-of-two 24GB and 48GB DDR5 memory modules on AMD 600 series motherboards, elevating the maximum memory capacity of motherboards with four DIMM slots from 128GB to 192GB, and those with two DIMM slots from 64GB to 96GB, aligning with Intel’s 600/700 series motherboards.
Presently, few manufacturers offer 24GB and 48GB DDR5 memory modules, with only Corsair and Crucial available. Corsair’s products entered the retail market recently, belonging to the Vengeance series, available in both RGB and non-RGB variants, with a frequency of 5600MHz, offering 48GB and 96GB kits, supporting Intel XMP 3.0 technology, albeit at a premium price.