ASUS showcases X670E motherboard using 192GB DDR5 memory
As previously reported, a user attempted to pair an AMD Ryzen 5 7600X processor with an ASUS ROG Strix B650E-E Gaming WiFi platform, using a Corsair Vengeance DDR5-5600 24GB x2 kit. The results indicated that the BIOS could correctly recognize the memory, but it was unable to properly boot into the system, requiring a new BIOS version adapted by the motherboard manufacturer. Theoretically, achieving such an operation on an AMD platform is not an insurmountable task.
Subsequently, reports emerged that AMD is preparing AGESA 18.104.22.168 microcode for a new BIOS version, enabling manufacturers to provide new firmware supporting 24GB and 48GB DDR5 memory with single-stick capacity. Users can expect updates in April.
As anticipated, AMD and ASUS have confirmed their commitment to supporting non-power-of-two incremental single-stick 24GB and 48GB DDR5 memory on 600 series motherboards. Recently, an ASUS technical marketing manager showcased a screenshot of a ROG STRIX X670E-E Gaming WIFI motherboard using 192GB DDR5-5200 memory within the Windows operating system. This signifies that the motherboard’s four DIMM slots were filled with single-stick 48GB memory, achieving the same maximum capacity as Intel 600/700 series motherboards.
However, ASUS has not disclosed when the BIOS based on AGESA 22.214.171.124 microcode will be available, possibly awaiting AMD’s move. With only about half a month remaining until next month, players will not have to wait long to use single-stick 24GB and 48GB DDR5 memory on the AM5 platform.
Currently, few manufacturers on the market offer single-stick 24GB and 48GB DDR5 memory, limited to Corsair and Crucial. The former’s products entered the retail market some time ago, belonging to the Vengeance series, available in both RGB and non-RGB versions, with a frequency of 5600MHz. They offer 48GB and 96GB kits, supporting Intel XMP 3.0 technology, albeit at a premium price.