Question Memory question: 1R/2R


Oct 29, 2019
I'm looking at the MSI MEG Z790 ACE motherboard and trying to figure out the best memory I should get for it. I need 128GB. So I found the G.SKILL Trident Z5 (32GBx2), model F5-6400J3239G32GX2-TZ5RK, with specs: DDR5-6400 CL32-39-39-102 . I would be using 4 sticks.

OK, so now I'm looking at the motherboard specs and I'm not sure I understand the acronyms:

4x DDR5 UDIMM, Maximum Memory Capacity 128GB
Memory Support 7800+(OC)/ 7600(OC)/ 7400(OC)/ 7200(OC)/ 7000(OC)/ 6800(OC)/ 6600(OC)/ 6400(OC)/ 6200(OC)/ 6000(OC)/ 5800(OC)/ 5600(JEDEC)/ 5400(JEDEC)/ 5200(JEDEC)/ 5000(JEDEC)/ 4800(JEDEC) MHz
Max. overclocking frequency:
• 1DPC 1R Max speed up to 7800+ MHz
• 1DPC 2R Max speed up to 6600+ MHz
• 2DPC 1R Max speed up to 6400+ MHz
• 2DPC 2R Max speed up to 5600+ MHz

So, if I'm reading this correctly, with two DIMMs per channel, I can use 6400 memory that is single rank, or 5600 dual rank. Is that correct? And if it is, how do I find if my memory is single or dual rank? I didn't find anything in the specs on G.SKILL's website.
just a guess but I bet they are dual rank. If you look up the similar parts that run on amd you will find a download link that show all the details. All the kits they sell 2x32 are dual rank. Most other vendor 2x32 kits are also dual rank so there must be some manufacturing limitation.

There are no kits for 128gb so you are going to be on your own getting 2 different 64gb kits to work together.