News Micron Unveils 24GB and 48GB DDR5 Memory Modules

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On the one hand, weird memory sizes. On the positive, a lot of 12GB and 24GB GPUs, so you can keep that VRAM to RAM ratio a nice round number.

Might get 48GB of ram for no reason on my next upgrade.
 

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On the positive, a lot of 12GB and 24GB GPUs, so you can keep that VRAM to RAM ratio a nice round number.
How is a ratio that has no importance whatsoever a 'positive' thing?

The real benefit of this half-step size is to give people cost-optimized options between 32GB, 64GB and 128GB using only one DIMM per channel for best compatibility. The "optimal amount of RAM per core" argument is specious at best since that would be entirely application-dependent, as is any tie with GPU VRAM size.
 

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Too bad these are so slow. Fine for server platforms, but no ethusiast would touch these. I'd much rather have 32GB fast ram instead of 48GB slow ram.
 

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