AMD Set to Launch BIOS Enabling Support for 24GB and 48GB DDR5 Memory DIMMs

Just a day after we reported on the Ryzen 7000 CPUs (B650/X670 chipset) not supporting 24GB and 48GB of DDR5 memory, reports of firmware implementing the same have surfaced. AMD and its board partners are working on releasing the next version of the AGESA microcode that enables compatibility for high-capacity memory modules. With this update, AM5 systems can support memory configurations up to 192GB DDR5 on B650 and X670 motherboards.

The info comes from none other than @g01d3nm4ng0 on Twitter, who states that the next version of the AM5 AGESA firmware will add support for “non-binary” 24GB/48GB DDR5 memory modules.

AM5 AGESA is expected to support “non-binary” 24GB/48GB DDR5.🧐🧐🧐
Non-binary DDR5 is already supported on Intel 600/700 series motherboards.

Originally tweeted by chi11eddog (@g01d3nm4ng0) on March 9, 2023.

The configurations are already supported on Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake and 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors, as well as their accompanying 600/700 series chipsets. Furthermore, the Blue chips can also run faster memory modules of up to 8000MT/s or more, while the AMD parts are mostly limited to 6,400MT/s. The latest AGESA update will be the first step in bringing the memory compatibility of the two systems to parity.

Areej Syed

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